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BS Interdisciplinary Studies

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Customize your Education

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 Business, English, or Communication). This degree requires the completion of Foundations and university requirements, along with one of the following options:

  • Two concentrations (a concentration is between 30-36 credit hours–more than a minor, less than a major)
  • A concentration and a minor (a minor is between 20-25 credit hours)
  • A concentration and two clusters (a cluster is between 12-15 credit hours)

There are only two approved concentrations online: Business Management (page 183) and Computer Information Technology (page 219). All concentrations include IDS 398 "Interdisciplinary Internship" and IDS 499 "Interdisciplinary Capstone". Approved minors and clusters online are listed here on the University Studies degree website under the heading "What will I study?"

Degree Overview

The BS in Interdisciplinary Studies degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses, 54-60 credits of major courses, and additional elective credits to reach a total of 120 credits (15 of these total credits must be upper division classes from BYU-Idaho—300 or 400 level classes, online or on-campus).

Use the list of online courses and check the Catalog to find out about course availability and offerings, or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

Students should carefully evaluate their career goals before selecting this degree.

How Long will this Program Take?

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students must complete the program within four years.

What are the Courses Like?

Online Courses at BYU-Idaho follow a similar format and have the same learning objectives as campus-based courses. Students should expect to interact with each other and participate in the learning model. Learn more about BYU-Idaho courses online.

Where do I Begin?

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply to be directly admitted into an online degree program. These students will start by taking the online orientation course, GS 111. This is a one-credit course offered every block. This course prepares students to succeed online and charts a course to graduation. Pathway students who complete Academic Start do not need to take GS 111.

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