Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is designed to assist students who have already accomplished a great deal of college work. These may be students who have been out of school for some time or students who are completing an associate’s degree in a technical area. In each case, academic advisors work with students to identify their educational goals and to develop areas of concentration in the humanities, fine arts, natural science, social science, business studies or allied health. These areas of concentration involve at least 30 credits of study.

Each student concludes his or her program with either a capstone course or a sequence of courses that integrate the learning in the area of concentration. Most programs will require successful completion of 470 Introduction to BA-IS Capstone (1 semester hour) and ND 480 and ND 480: BA-IS Capstone (3 semester hours). Students pursuing a concentration in Natural Science are required to successfully complete BIO 402: Introduction to Research (1 semester hour) and BIO 410: Biology Seminar (minimum 2 semester hours).

Veronica ZapataStudent Spotlight: Veronica Zapata

Physical Therapist Assistant
Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies major
Expected graduation date: December 2013

After witnessing an individual’s determination and resilience to overcome an obstacle, Veronica became inspired to pursue a career in physical therapy. “I always had a great interest in physical activity and exercise. While working for a gym, I saw my manager work with and train a client who was dealing with the effects of a stroke." Read Veronica's Story