Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree



The Online Interdisciplinary Studies A.A. Degree program at National American University is designed to connect your work and life experience to a degree program that will help to advance your professional goals. You can transfer your prior military or civilian training, education, and experience into a personalized degree program that focuses on developing essential in-demand employment skills in combination with a career specialization. Graduates of this program are encouraged to continue into bachelor’s degree programs in Interdisciplinary Studies or Management.

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Online Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree Program Overview

The online Interdisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts degree program will help you build a successful foundation that prepares you for entrepreneurial or employment opportunities in a variety of specialization areas.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Communicate (written and verbally) in a manner that is effective in all employment scenarios.
  • Evaluate evidence to build original, logical arguments or solve problems.
  • Evaluate effective teamwork in diverse groups and situations.
  • Recognize how knowledge from a variety of disciplines can be used to create effective solutions in the workplace.
  • Develop a focused skill set based on a chosen specialization.

Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree Classes and Curriculum

The Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree program consists of three class requirements: major core, open electives, and specialization. These classes total 90 credits.

All academic courses are 100% online and subject to minimum class size requirements.

General Education

43.5 credits

Open Electives

22.5 credits

Specialty Courses

18 credits

Culminating Capstone

6 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Online Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Specializations

  • Aviation Management
  • Communications
  • Business
  • Management
  • Foreign Language
  • Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Strategic Security

Online Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree Tuition and Fees

  • Reduced military tuition rate with no application fees, plus military funding options for eligible active duty military, veterans, and family members who qualify
  • Tiered undergraduate tuition with discounts based on credits earned toward your qualified degree program

Learn more about our undergraduate tuition schedule.

This program is not eligible for Title IV funding (Federal Student Aid may not be used)

Online Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree Career Outcomes

Employers say they are looking for graduates who can communicate effectively, solve problems, and work as part of a team, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree builds your skills in these areas. The online Interdisciplinary Studies associate degree helps you develop the in-demand employment skills you need to start or advance your career in a variety of roles and industries including:

  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Management
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree?

  • Military Students who want to leverage prior education, training, and experience to seek a promotion or transition to a civilian career
  • Professionals with prior education or experience who seek to earn a degree in order to advance or change careers (Federal Loans are not available for this program)
  • Students with multiple interests seeking to broaden their knowledge base in a variety of general education topics
  • Adults who wish to enhance their professional skill sets
  • Veterans who wish to transfer credits earned at other institutions or who wish for prior learning to be considered toward credit

Course Listing (90 Credits)

Selected from General Education or any discipline.

CS3500 – Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone


EN1150 – Composition I
EN1300 – Composition II

EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication


SC – Science Elective


MA2000 – Quantitative Reasoning

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

HU2000 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

PS1050 – Introduction to Psychology OR
SO1050 – Introduction to Sociology

General Education

CS1202 – Strategies for Professionals OR
CS1204 – Advanced Strategics for Professionals

CS1302 – Consumer Mathematics
CS2080 – Career Management

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.