The Bachelor's in 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). All concentrations include IDS 398 (Interdisciplinary Internship) and IDS 499 (Interdisciplinary Capstone). The Interdisciplinary Studies degree requires the completion of Foundations and university requirements, along with one of the following:
Students must complete at least 120 credit hours, of which 30 must be upper division and 30 must be taken in residence. The last 15 credits must be taken from BYU-Idaho.
Approved concentrations are listed both under Interdisciplinary Studies and in their respective departments. Students may not design their own concentration. Approved minors and clusters are listed under their respective departments.
Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses and 60 credits of major courses plus 20 elective credits for a total of 120 credits. Concentrations, minors, and clusters are listed on individual degree pages. Use the list of online courses and check the University 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.
Not all concentrations available online, please speak to your academic advisor for more information.
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 eight years.
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.
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 that prepares students to succeed online and charts a course to graduation. Pathway students who complete Academic Start do not need to take GS 111.