The Interdisciplinary Studies degrees (BA and BS) serve students who seek the flexibility to pursue multiple interests. Students work closely with an advisor to design their undergraduate degrees and customize their experience.
How it works
Students complete general education requirements, create a focus area inclusive of 45 credit hours and complete up to 35 additional flexible credit hours. You may choose to use many existing UVI certificates and minors as building blocks for your program or integrate study abroad or other unique experiences.
Students design their desired capstone experience or use one of the existing seminars or independent study options.
Depending on your coursework, you can graduate with multiple credentials.
Outline of Major
All UVI Interdisciplinary Studies degrees include:
- General Education Courses
- Student-Created Focus Area(s) Minimum 45 Credits
- Capstone Course or Experience
- Flexible Credit Hours
- Total 120 Credit Hours
Examples of Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum
Building Blocks could include: Study Abroad, Spanish Minor, Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars Summer Program, Business Courses
Building Blocks could include: Study Abroad, Courses in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Certificates in Agriculture, Courses in Marine Biology
Building Blocks could include: Study Abroad, Music Industry Certificate, Entrepreneurship Minor, Performance Arts courses in Music, Dance, and Theatre, Management Courses
Building Blocks could include: Economics Courses, Applied Mathematics Courses, Business Courses