Program Goals

The primary educational goals and objectives of the Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies degree program are as follows:

Educational goals for this degree are to

  • Facilitate life-long learning goals for learners.
  • Provide opportunities for learners to develop further knowledge in three discipline areas.
  • Allow learners flexibility in designing an interdisciplinary curriculum to meet their individual needs and goals not served by traditional majors.
  • Provide an avenue of higher education that meets the needs of learners whether for personal enrichment or professional advancement.
  • Provide learners with education mobility options in a world where career changes are increasing.

Educational objectives for this degree are to assist learners in

  • Acquiring a broad knowledge in a variety of disciplines.
  • Completing the same general education curriculum as traditional students.
  • Developing specialized knowledge in three discipline areas.
  • Enhance critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Gaining intellectual knowledge and experiencing personal growth and enrichment through a broad-based curriculum of study.