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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.)
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies is designed for students who wish to obtain an educational experience that bridges two or more disciplines. The Interdisciplinary Studies degree allows students to design a program that will help to prepare them for their particular career goals.
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Choose Your Own Path
The goal of the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program is to provide students with the opportunity to customize their path to graduation at BYU-Idaho.

Keep your options open while getting a well-rounded degree. You’ll create your own degree while choosing from three different categories, science, technology, engineering & math, arts & humanities, and social sciences & business.

Interdisciplinary studies create an environment where you must think outside of the box to make your different concentrations work together. As you practice critical thinking and creativity in interdisciplinary studies, you’ll become a quick thinker and creator.

In this degree, you tailor your learning experience to exactly what you want to learn. This prepares you with a wider variety of knowledge for the career you have chosen. Because students choose from three different categories, you receive skills in multiple areas instead of concentrating on one main area. Students learn problem solving skills to find answers to complex questions.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Customize Your Career
If you have a specific direction or specialty that you wish to pursue, faculty will work with you in developing that direction. Many careers combine a variety of disciplines/interests, so choosing your courses carefully will aid in preparing you for your future career.
Specialized Career
Provide a specialized service for a potential employer. Specialized jobs such as technical writers, special effects artists, agricultural engineers, and many others are on the rise.
Self Employment
Realize your dream and vision of self employment by bringing your unique skills and knowledge to benefit others.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in Interdisciplinary Studies, start with one of the following major-specific courses

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