Program Overview

Ohio Christian University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.  This program allows higher education students the opportunity to design their own degree plan to correspond with their career aspirations.  Students work with experienced faculty to receive individualized academic advising from a variety of disciplines.  Each customized program gives students a general education experience with their chosen concentration, rather than a specific major.  This degree prepares students to go on to higher education or to pursue a variety of careers not requiring a particular degree.   Students graduate from the program skilled in problem solving, decision making, and strategic thinking.  They will be able to integrate Christian principles with these skills to be successful in a variety of career objectives.

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies requires 36 general education credit hours, 12 credit hours in Bible or Theology, 30 credit hours in their choice concentration, and 42 general elective credit hours.  Of those 42 general elective credit hours, OCU requires at least 30 credits at the 3000 level or higher.  OCU also requires a minimum of 30 general elective hours be earned with OCU, including the two required courses IS3000 Interdisciplinary Studies Foundations 2 and IS4800 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone 2.  Ohio Christian University also requires students of the program to have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA to graduate from the program.

For enrollment in the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies students must have completed at least 50 semester credit hours from an accredited institution of higher learning with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. Credit hours may also be earned through OCU’s Prior Learning Assessment program which grants credit hours for work experiences, self-study, seminars, training programs, workshops or non-credit classes.  OCU evaluates and grants up to 24 credit hours for the level of the student’s learning from these sources. Completion of an Associate's degree in Business Management or Leadership would be beneficial to future students of the bachelor program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Higher Learning Commission accredited.


    Completed 50 semester credit hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1948 in Circleville, Ohio, Ohio Christian University began as an educational facility for clergy. And though it still retains this mission along with a statement of the Christian faith, the private, not-for-profit University has expanded its reach offering various degree programs. Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. 

    Students have the opportunity to earn master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. These degrees are available in traditional and online formats. In addition, students may also pursue certificates online. 


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