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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

DESIGN YOUR OWN
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
EDUCATION

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B.A. IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

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.

IN-PERSON and ONLINE

On-Campus/Online Learning

4 YEARS

Program Length

120

Total Credits Required

GCU provided me with [the] resources needed to declare my major, including a test at career services that identified my strengths and weaknesses and how they would apply to the workplace. I focused on the jobs the test predicted I would be good at and my personal interests. I appreciated my psychology courses and became extremely passionate about the subject, so it became my major.
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Haley Amogretti ’23
Major: Psychology

11:1

Student-to-Faculty
Ratio

1,612

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
POPULATION

90%

STUDENTS RECEIVING
FINANCIAL AID FROM GCU

96%

FULL-TIME FACULTY WITH
DOCTORAL DEGREES

36%

FIRST-GENERATION
COLLEGE STUDENTS

Top 20%

OVERALL MOBILITY
INDEX

PURSUE FLEXIBLE CAREER OPTIONS

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.

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HANDS-ON

LEARNING

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.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
MAJOR

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.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
FACULTY

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.

What we try to cultivate in your search for a major is your sense of the wonder of exploration. Arguably, the most important thing in choosing your major is that you should love the subject. With that as a foundation, it’s natural to develop a habit of learning that will last a lifetime.
Susan Field
Susan Field
Professor
Ph.D. in Social Psychology

HOW TO

APPLY

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:

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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

We are committed to making college affordable. In fact, hardly anyone at Georgian Court pays full tuition. More than 99% of GCU’s full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Learn more about our full range of scholarships, grants, loans, and more.

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
  • Sustainability
  • Women’s Studies

Get to know how adding one or more of these minors could complement your degree!

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4+1 Programs

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:

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GEORGIAN COURT

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