Program Overview

Some students are unsure of a major program that is right for them and their intended careers or personal interests, and some seek a non-traditional major that combines parts of multiple disciplines to form a unique focus. The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree at Utah State University is intended for these particular students. This major caters to the needs of those that wish to design their unique academic plan and/or gain a broad general education.

Depending on the path a student chooses, this BS/BA degree may be delivered either online, on-campus, or as a combination of the two. Courses and requirements are satisfied through multiple disciplines in order to meet the needs of candidates with unique needs. To earn the BS/BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, students must complete a total of 120 hours of coursework, like other baccalaureate programs at USU.

This degree cannot be taken as part of a dual major, and the specific requirements vary depending on the department and through which it is obtained, as well as the focus or emphasis. Generally, to graduate with the BS/BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, students must complete all coursework while maintaining a minimum 2.0 overall GPA. Students have the option of choosing Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science path. BA degrees come from departments such as the College of Arts, College of Natural Resources, and College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. BS degrees come from some of the same schools of study, but prescribe different requirements.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Utah State University, located on a suburban campus in Logan, Utah, is a land-grant and space-grant institution. USU was founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college, which focused on agriculture, mechanic arts, and domestic arts. The main campus of USU is located in Logan, and regional campuses are located in Bingham City, Tooele and Uintah Basin. USU operates more than 20 distance education centers throughout Utah.

    The school offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, natural resource sciences, economics and elementary and secondary education. The academic programs at USU lead to bachelor's, master'sd and doctoral degrees and are housed in the following colleges: 

    • School of Graduate Studies
    • Caine College of the Arts
    • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Science
    • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
    • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
    • S.J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources

    USU has a flexible distance education program that offers degrees and programs that can be completed entirely online from any location that has internet access. Associate, bachelors and masters degrees, certificates, professional education licensure, and professional education endorsements can be earned online.


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