Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
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Freedom. Flexibility. Possibility. There’s something about an online liberal arts degree that allows you to pursue an education based upon your own passions and interests. NU’s BA in Interdisciplinary Studies is designed to provide you with a well-rounded education that focuses on reasoning, intellect, and ethical development. With this knowledge, you’ll be equipped for a broad range of professional pursuits beyond graduation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American will change jobs more than 10 times over the course of their career, and those moves don’t necessarily happen within the same industry. No matter where your career path takes you, this rich and rigorous curriculum can prepare you for career options in our ever-changing cultural and economic environment. You’ll develop a strong background in research and writing and well-rounded critical thinking skills, which are valued by employers in just about any field.
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Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of National University’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program, you’ll develop the following skills:
- Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary theory and the practice of critical thinking for the collection, validation, analysis, and synthesis of historical data and new information
- Explain the integration of knowledge in a global context and engage in collaborative research across disciplines
- Access opportunities for professional certifications on SAAS, Oracle, and Data Warehouses
- Identify and appreciate the cultural perspectives of world views
- Use information communication technology for knowledge sharing and the interdisciplinary approach
- Demonstrate a deep and flexible understanding of subject matter
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Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is … a lot of things. Because you’ll be gaining knowledge in several different subject areas and building your critical thinking skills, you’ll graduate with the qualifications to pursue jobs in a broad range of fields — everything from healthcare and education to business and finance.
While a traditional, career-specific degree program puts you on a track to enter a particular field, studying liberal arts empowers you to focus your education on more than one area of interest. In this curriculum, you can expect a broad and demanding program that’ll introduce you to the humanities, arts and sciences and guide you in discerning the connections across those disciplines.
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