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Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary studies programs include topics from two or three departments. Students may be able to combine and overlap majors.



In interdisciplinary studies programs students may be able to specialize in:

  • Biological and physical sciences
  • Cultural studies/Critical theory analysis
  • Human biology

A degree in interdisciplinary studies can provide good preparation for many graduate programs.

Most community colleges offer associate degree programs in interdisciplinary studies. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

Some universities offer graduate degrees in interdisciplinary studies. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.