Interdisciplinary Studies

We are currently upgrading our web sites for Interdisciplinary Studies (some information below) and Inter-University Relations (degree partnerships with other universities).

For information about our expedited graduate plans through BYU-Idaho Inter-University Relations, go here.

Please contact us with any further questions you may have after reviewing our online information for either of these programs.

interdisciplinarystudies@byui.edu or interuniversityrelations@byui.edu

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)
  • Choose one of three options: 1) a concentration and a minor, 2) a concentration and two clusters, or 3) two concentrations (up to a total of 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.

Declaring an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

All students interested in an Interdisciplinary Studies degree must meet with an advisor to discuss this degree option and to receive the instruction for the application process.

Online degree seeking students:
There are only a few concentrations available for online students. Contact the Academic Discovery Center (ADC) Online Advising office for more information: phone: 208-496-1411; email: onlineadvising@byui.edu.

Campus students by application only:
BYU-Idaho campus 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.