Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Online

Your Online Bachelor’s Degree is Closer Than You Think

Today’s companies and organizations are looking for sharp professionals who are critical thinkers and innovative problem solvers. You can be competitive and advance your career with Marian’s Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree. The IDS program will empower you to pursue your passion for learning—and develop the skills needed to advance your career. Through the bachelor completion program we help you maximize your existing credits and shorten your path to graduation.

Program Features:

  • 100% Online
  • MPath 7-Week Accelerated
  • Transfer up to 90 Credits
  • Earn Credit for Work Outside the Classroom
  • Finish in as Few as 18 Months
  • Full or Part Time Schedule

Earn Your Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies – 100% Online

Where Can a Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Take You?

Build your skills in interpersonal communication, writing, and analytics to stand out for employers.

Career paths and job outlook through 2028

Career Paths Median Salary Job Growth
Human Resources Specialist $61,920 5%
Fundraiser $57,970 9%
Middle School Teacher $56,660 3%
Sales Representative $63,000 2%
Training & Development $61,210 9%
Probation Officer $54,290 3%

Source: BLS, 4/27/2020

What Can You do With an IDS Degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies’ diverse curriculum enables students to develop and hone qualities that employers seek – effective communication, creative problem solving, and critical thinking. Bachelor completion students at Marian University choose either a humanities or social sciences track. Expand your education not only to meet the demands of an ever-changing job market but also to develop yourself as a lifelong learner who approaches issues from multiple perspectives.

IDS students are prepared for a wide variety of careers in multiple industries. Graduates of the program have continued on to law school and started or advanced careers in public service, law enforcement, ministry, information technology, healthcare, school administration, and so much more.

Is the IDS Degree Right for You?

An academic advisor will work with you to create a custom plan for your goals based on your educational background. You may be surprised how close you are to a bachelor’s degree!

For Associate Degree Holders

Those with any associate degree, regardless of subject, who now want to complete their bachelor’s degree can do so with the IDS from Marian University. Maximize your transfer credits and earn the bachelor’s degree that’s been waiting for you.

For Bachelor’s Degree Completion

Have you taken courses over the years but never completed a degree? Even if you have credits from several schools and have not finished an associate degree, you can complete your education and reach your goals with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

For Job Advancement

If you want to advance your career, earn a promotion, or be seen as a top leader but don’t have your bachelor’s degree, the IDS degree can help. Graduates earn management roles, qualify for salary increases, and earn the respect of their peers.

For Undecided Students

If your goal is a bachelor’s degree but you do not desire a specific major, interdisciplinary studies is a good choice. Earn a versatile degree that will build problem solving skills, increase critical thinking and provide job opportunities in various career settings.

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MPath Online Program Schedule: 7-Week Accelerated

The online BS in Interdisciplinary Studies is one of the Marian University MPath undergraduate programs offered in a 7-Week Accelerated format. With 100% online classes and 6 possible starts per year, the 7-Week Accelerated program provides a high-quality online degree with the flexibility that today’s adult learners are seeking. The flexible coursework design and ability to focus on fewer topics at once is custom made for adult students who are ready to take their education and career to the next level.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum

The BS in Interdisciplinary Studies exposes you to new ways of thinking and problem solving. This multifaceted degree allows you to blend not just the classics with the sciences, but the business world with the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Explore new ideas and learn to integrate knowledge from different perspectives while you sharpen crucial skills in communication, critical thinking, and writing.

You’ll learn to solve problems and make decisions in creative, innovative ways. Through studying the dynamics between values and culture from multiple perspectives, students graduate prepared to meet the complex challenges of our diverse and interconnected world.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Students, a student must earn 120 credits through a combination of transfer credits or credits earned at Marian University.

General Education
All Marian students take (or transfer in) general education courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • demonstrate the ability to engage in perspective-taking
  • develop structural knowledge pertaining to the course problem or theme
  • integrate knowledge and modes of thinking drawn from two or more disciplines
  • produce an interdisciplinary understanding of a complex problem or intellectual question