What is Interdisciplinary Studies?

Interdisicplinary Studies is a program which allows you, the student, to be in control of designing your educational program. The degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, is comprised of three academic areas of emphasis (18sh, 15sh and 12sh, respectively). You may choose from any discipline offered as a major or minor at VSU, with the exception of Education, Nursing and Interior Design.

There are two Tracks for Interdisciplinary Studies:

  • Track 1 is open to students who are active-duty military or who have been out of school for at least two years.

  • Track 2 is open to all students with a minimum gpa of 2.5.

Why Interdisciplinary Studies?

Students choose Interdisciplinary Studies for a variety of reasons, but chief among those are the opportunities for diversity this program provides, as well as the ability to choose your own courses. The Interdisciplinary Studies program affords students the opportunity to craft a degree that is not only academically rigorous, but that is unique to you, the student - one which highlights your strengths and interests. No two degrees are identical.

What kind of job can I get with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies?

The career field is wide open! Many times employers are not looking for a degree in a specific field; they are looking for certain skills that will be beneficial to them - skills such as professional communication, interpersonal skills, team work, leadership, time management, and professional reading and writing. You build and strengthen these skills during the pursuit of your degree.

How can I get more information?

Contact the OASIS Advising Center at #(229) 245-4378 to schedule an appointment, or contact us via email at mwalden@valdosta.edu.