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Take your career to the next level with PennWest’s Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Obtain a well-rounded education with a liberal arts focus.

Build a strong foundation for your future with PennWest’s Associate of Arts in Integrated Studies degree. Delivered 100% online, this accredited program allows you to balance work and family obligations while pursuing a degree that can lead to a variety of career options.

The A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies is an opportunity to launch your college career, exploring the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and building your writing and communication skills. You can build a program with a strong foundation for the workplace or advanced study toward a bachelor’s degree.

Start by choosing a program of study that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant. Add core courses that help you think critically and communicate effectively. The combination will give you the skills that employers want, and you need, to pursue a wide range of career paths ─ or to move on to earn your bachelor’s degree.

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Our undergraduate online programs are consistently named among the nation’s best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.


Of surveyed alumni report successful job placement or move into a bachelor’s degree program after graduation.

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A study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that “four out of five employers agree that all students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.”

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What Can I Do with an Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies?

Graduates of our Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies have options. You will have the critical thinking and communications skills you need to succeed in life. Alumni of this program often transfer their credits and move into a four-year program at PennWest or another university. Others advance their careers in fields such as business, communications, government, nonprofit management or social services.

Graduate Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their communication skills through both oral and written means.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills across a variety of disciplines.
  3. Express the connection between their academic program and their desired career interests.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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