Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Interdisciplinary Studies
PERSONALIZE YOUR PATH
Pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is a unique way to prepare yourself for a future career. The Director of Interdisciplinary Studies will help you combine classes from a variety of departments — for example, business, education, psychology, and theology — into a personalized course of study that suits your interests and plans. Thus, you will create a well-rounded program that prepares you to communicate and work knowledgeably in any career environment. Whatever course you choose, your studies will be immersed in a liberal arts atmosphere promoting excellence and virtue in all things.
Possible career paths:
Chosen field of interest, graduate studies
Average salary for interdisciplinary studies majors
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
Students who declare Interdisciplinary Studies as their major must meet with the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies to design a major course of study from the various disciplines of study Belmont Abbey College offers. Interdisciplinary Studies majors must then meet with the Director each semester to assess their progress and to schedule the coursework of the following semester.
BU 315W: Business Communications
Eight (8) 300/400 Level Courses
Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone*
*The Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement is met through one of the following options:
IS 308: Research Methods and Writing
IS 408W: Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis
IS 466: Interdisciplinary Studies Internship & Seminar
General Electives, totaling 31-36 credit hours
Research Methods and Writing
This course is dedicated to preparing each student to write his or her senior thesis. The course focuses on academic research, and students begin to pursue their own research projects under the guidance of faculty supervisors. The course culminates in the presentation of each student’s thesis proposal, and students are poised to begin writing their senior thesis papers.
Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis
This is the capstone course in the Interdisciplinary Studies major. It consists of independent work carried out under the guidance of faculty members with credentials appropriate to the topic. The research will be fashioned into a thesis paper that should reflect both the student’s own interests and the level of academic maturity that each student has achieved
With Abbey Online, you get a quality education without ever having to step foot on campus. We tailor digital learning to fit your needs, from flexible programs to affordable course materials to support from your advisor every step of the way. This program is also offered in-person.
More about the experience
JAMES BODENHEIMER ’21
The Interdisciplinary Studies program allowed me to modify my college experience in order to receive education in two different fields without the stress of double majoring. Interdisciplinary Studies is flexible enough to reach a wide variety of interests and serves well for students that can’t narrow their interests to one field. The program made me more balanced as a student because I took classes that utilized various higher level thinking skills with different structures.