Online Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Explore diverse academic skills and disciplines.

Enroll in PennWest’s 100% Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Are you undecided about which major you should choose? Want to have a well-rounded education that provides you with many options? PennWest’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies might be right for you. With this highly personalized program, you can specialize in a combination of courses and build a degree that’s all your own.

The flexibility of this unique program is attractive to many students. If you begin in the Interdisciplinary Studies program but develop interests in a particular subject, you may go on to declare a specific major. On the other hand, if you have completed the core of a specific degree program, you can opt to switch to Interdisciplinary Studies if your career goals change.

As a student, you’ll work with expert professors to develop new research, scholarship and creative projects. They will provide you with personalized academic and career support and serve as your mentors and guides. Like many on-campus programs, this online degree incorporates active research and hands-on activities that put ideas into context and build in-demand job skills.

You’ll graduate with the skills and confidence you need for a successful career in government, social work and education, or in a business field such as advertising, consulting, marketing, public relations and sales. If you want to explore even more job opportunities, you might consider applying to a graduate program that interests you.

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What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies?

According to, a degree that broadly includes the liberal arts prepares students for a diverse range of career opportunities in a variety of fields. PennWest’s Interdisciplinary Studies helps you develop important skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork – all essential to success in the workplace.

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.
  4. Demonstrate advanced content knowledge in their chosen concentration (if applicable).

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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