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Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree program is designed for students who have multiple interests and talents or who may have existing credits–academic, technical or experiential–and wish to pursue degree completion at UWA. The program allows students, under the supervision of an advisor, to design a program of study by exploring different courses across the University of West Alabama’s course curriculum. 

Often, transfer students, students who have changed majors multiple times or students who have had challenges in other majors are able to graduate more quickly through the Interdisciplinary Studies program. This can also be proposed as an option for students to meet the goal of degree completion, especially for those on a specific time frame or those who wish to immediately begin a graduate degree program. 

Visit the Academic Catalog for information regarding program admission requirements, prerequisites, course offerings and more.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus, Online

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

120 hours

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Sample Courses

BY101 Introductory Biology I 

4 Credits

Fundamental biology and chemistry of the cell, including structure, function, replication, metabolism, and genetics, with emphasis on contemporary examples that relate to humans. 

EH231 American Literature I  

3 Credits

Survey of American literature from its earliest beginnings to 1865. Prerequisites: “C” or above in EH102, EH104 or ESL103 

SH100 Principles of Public Speaking

3 Credits

Instruction and practice in the techniques of effective public speaking. 

Career Outlook

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree program graduates will have explored a variety of skills, interests and career opportunities. They will have completed an internship, created a resume and will be well-rounded going into the workforce. 

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