Interdisciplinary Studies

Shouldn’t your education be as unique as you are? Interdisciplinary studies is a degree program built around you and your life plan. You may find that a single traditional major doesn’t quite fit the prerequisite coursework for graduate study or for your career plans, but you don’t want to take the extra hours required for a double major or a minor. The interdisciplinary studies major offers you the flexibility to prepare for your life beyond the undergraduate classroom.

Why a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Missouri Valley?

Offering both a B.S. and a B.A.—each focusing on either two or three component areas—this program allows you to completely customize the curriculum for your degree to fit your unique needs. Instead of following a predetermined path, interdisciplinary studies allows you the freedom to choose the courses that will benefit you the most. The 13 interdisciplinary studies component areas include arts, business, communication, computer information systems, education, humanities, human services, math, military science, physical education, nursing/allied health, science and social sciences.

Career Possibilities

  • Journalist/News Correspondent
  • Counselor
  • Educator
  • Child Care Program Director
  • Management
  • Youth Counselor
  • Research Assistant
  • Attorney
  • Occupational Therapist

Graduate Program Possibilities

  • Business Administration
  • Education  
  • Management
  • Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy

Courses & Concentrations

Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Where other degree programs help you develop technical skills needed for specific careers, the interdisciplinary studies degree develops well-rounded individuals with knowledge of many topics. Because our degree program allows you to tailor your coursework to your interests, you can earn either a bachelor’s degree in science or art in interdisciplinary studies.

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Kelley Fuemmeler
Assistant Professor of English
Co-Chair, Division of Communications, Humanities and Human Services

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