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BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Chart your own path. The interdisciplinary studies (IDS) major at Georgian Court allows you to pursue a multifaceted course of study with focus areas to match your academic and professional goals. This flexible degree option is ideal for students seeking to customize their studies while still receiving a strong liberal arts foundation. It is also an adaptable degree that works well as a double major and can complement multiple courses of study.
The bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies is designed to open students to a myriad of perspectives throughout their studies, as well as expose them to a spectrum of related disciplines to deepen their understanding of the world around them. As part of the course of study, you’ll learn vital research skills, pursue an internship experience, and complete a capstone related to at least one discipline.
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With about 300 different kinds of positions within 60 career fields for interdisciplinary studies majors, the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Georgian Court University will help you create a degree to help you achieve the career you want.
Depending on what disciplines you focus on during your studies, you could follow many career paths. For example, if you enjoy working with people and helping them overcome challenges, you may find that social work for human resources resonate with you. Or you might be drawn to a tech-related focus and choose to pursue IT or web development. No matter what you want to do, our multidisciplinary advisors will help you plan the best path for your future.
Every student in the School of Arts & Sciences will participate in engaging hands-on learning throughout their studies. In addition to experiences in the classroom, students can find opportunities to hone their skills and enrich their studies through living-learning communities, honor societies, clubs, and cultural and service-oriented activities.
Liberal arts studies are all about receiving a well-rounded education that will equip students with versatile, marketable skills. Students in the School of Arts & Sciences will develop skills such as critical thinking, research, collaboration, and communication.
Explore a broad spectrum of disciplines and subjects. This major can be tailored to your goals—your dedicated advisor can help guide your coursework selection to match your interests. To earn a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, you must complete a minimum of 30 credits.
Meet our faculty! The interdisciplinary studies faculty are here to support and guide you as you forge your academic path. They’re eager to provide mentorship, and they have a wealth of expertise in their respective fields.
Your future starts here. Our admissions team can’t wait to consider you for our incoming class. To submit your application, simply complete the Common App and add Georgian Court University to your list of schools.
We also require the following to consider your application complete:
WE HAVE 10 INTERDISCIPLINARY MINORS, TOO
Discover our array of interdisciplinary minors. IDS minors are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for careers, further study, and lives as productive citizens.
Georgian Court offers interdisciplinary minors in the following subjects:
- Africana Studies
- American Studies
- International Area Studies
- Latina/o & Caribbean Studies
- Multiethnic Studies
- Politics, Law & History
- Social Justice
- Social Media Marketing
- Women’s Studies
Get to know how adding one or more of these minors could complement your degree!
EXPLORE OUR 4+1 PROGRAMS
If you anticipate continuing your education after earning your undergraduate degree, we urge you to learn more about our rigorous 4+1 program options. With a 4+1 program, you’ll be able to complete your undergraduate degree at Georgian Court and then apply with advanced standing to one of our excellent master’s programs.
Applying with advanced standing means you’ll have priority consideration ahead of other applicants, and you may also be able to waive certain admission requirements. Additionally, a number of the 4+1 programs allow accepted undergraduate students to begin taking master’s-level courses while still working toward their undergraduate degrees—preparing them to graduate with two degrees in less than five years.
We have many 4+1 programs to choose from, including: