Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies


The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies is designed for students who wish to create an educational experience that bridges two or more disciplines (a discipline is a subject such as Math, Business, Art, or English). This degree requires:

  • Foundations (40 credits)

  • Two concentrations; or a concentration and a minor; or a concentration and two clusters (60 credits)

  • Electives to complete 120 credit hours, 30 credits of which must be in residence at BYU-Idaho, and 15 credits of which must be upper division from BYU-Idaho.

Approved concentrations are listed both under Interdisciplinary Studies and their respective departments. Students may not design their own concentration. Approved minors and clusters are listed under their respective departments. Custom clusters are not allowed with this degree.

All concentrations include IDS 398 (Interdisciplinary Internship) and IDS 499 (Interdisciplinary Capstone). These courses must show evidence of study across the concentrations, minors, and clusters included in the degree.

By Application Only

All students interested in an Interdisciplinary Studies degree must meet with an advisor in the Academic Discovery Center (ADC), Manwaring 129, to discuss this degree option and to receive the instruction for the application process. The Associate Dean of Foundations and Interdisciplinary Studies reviews and approves applications for the degree. For more information on the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, consult the Academic Discovery Center (129 Manwaring Center, academicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu), (208) 496-9800.