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Interdisciplinary Studies

About Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies is a unique degree program in which students take charge and design their own course of study at Valdosta State University. The program is open to both nontraditional and traditional students and gives students the ability to customize their curriculum to meet their educational goals. Students may choose to take courses in various programs across the Valdosta State campus and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Students with career goals that require a multitude of skills may benefit from customizing their course of study.

Interdisciplinary Studies at Valdosta State University

Students in the interdisciplinary studies program have the unique opportunity to take advantage of resources and utilize facilities across the Valdosta State campus. From education to art to business to science, students may choose a sequence of courses from any number of Valdosta State programs. Classes specifically geared toward interdisciplinary studies majors are small and enable students to work closely with faculty to design their course of study.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.)

Tracks:

Track One (for nontraditional students)

Track Two (interdisciplinary program for qualified traditional students)

About the Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum

B.I.S.

Interdisciplinary studies students may qualify for one of two tracks. Track one is for nontraditional students who have attended college in the past but who have been away from the classroom for at least two years. The second track is designed for traditional students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who have at least 30 semester hours remaining to graduate. Students in both tracks choose three areas of study on which to focus and take a designated number of course hours in each area. Students also complete several elective courses and must finish their studies with an interdisciplinary studies capstone course in which they summarize their learning experience. 

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Careers*

  • Business professional
  • Clergy member
  • Communications professional
  • Government specialist
  • Healthcare professional
  • Human resources professional
  • Insurance professional
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing professional
  • Medical doctor
  • Museum or gallery professional
  • Office administrator
  • Police officer
  • Public relations professional
  • Real estate professional
  • Retail manager
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Service industry professional
  • Social services professional
  • Social worker
  • Website professional

*Some career possibilities may require additional degrees or certifications.

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