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Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Interdisciplinary Studies
Degree Options:
  • Major (BA)

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for current TLU students or students who previously attended TLU and have not yet completed their degree.

Are you a former student interested in being readmitted to complete this program? Fill out TLU's Readmission Application to begin the enrollment process.

What is Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)?

TLU's Interdisciplinary Studies major allows students to combine coursework from different disciplines to create a focus tailored to their particular goals. If you’re a person who is interested in many different fields of study, IDS might be a good fit.

So I can Take Whatever Classes I Want?

Not exactly. IDS majors must fulfill the Core, Distribution, and Competency requirements, just like all TLU students. They must also complete a total of 124 credit hours in order to earn a degree, just like all students. However, IDS majors choose 33 hours of upper-division coursework (meaning courses numbered 300 and above) in at least two academic areas—for instance, Math and Chemistry—and complete a 3-credit Senior Thesis course designated for IDS majors. While most degree programs stipulate the upper-division courses you must take, IDS offers a little more flexibility in creating your own degree plan. You must complete at least 12 hours of upper-division coursework in one academic area and at least 9 hours in a second area.

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