Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree



The Online Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Arts program at National American University provides you with a flexible program that allows you to transform your diverse experiences into a marketable degree. You can transfer prior military or civilian training, education, and on-the-job experience into a personalized program and earn a degree that will position you to attain your professional goals.

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Online Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program Overview

The online Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Arts degree will help you build a successful foundation that prepares you to begin or advance your career in a variety of specialization areas.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Adjust to multiple and diverse audiences in written and verbal communication, with specific focus on professional research and writing.
  • Critically appraise evidence, issues and problems to formulate effective solutions.
  • Use technology and research skills for personal and professional development.
  • Synthesize knowledge from a variety of disciplines to create effective solutions in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork in diverse groups and situations.

Online Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Classes and Curriculum

The Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Degree program consists of three class requirements: major core, open electives, and general education core. These classes total 180 credits.

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

General Education

66 credits

Open Electives

72 credits

Specialty Courses

36 credits

Culminating Capstone

6 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Specializations

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

Online Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s 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 Title IV eligible (Federal Student Aid may not be used)

Online Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s 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 Bachelor’s Degree program 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 Bachelor’s 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 (180 Credits)

One (1) specialization of eight (8) courses OR two (2) specializations of four (4) courses.

CS3500 – Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone

Selected from General Education or any discipline.

General Education (22.5) Available for Block Transfer

EN1150 – Composition I


SC – Science Elective


HU2000 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving


PS – Psychology Elective

General Education

SO1050 – Intro to Sociology

General Education (43.5) Course-by-Course Transfer

EN1150 – Composition I
EN1300 – Composition II

EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication

EN3070 – Advanced Research and Writing


MA2000 – Quantitative Reasoning

MA2050 – College Algebra OR
MA3000 – Business Statistics

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

EC2050 – Macroeconomics
EC2100 – Microeconomics


Beginning Foreign Language Part 1
Beginning Foreign Language Part 2

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.