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School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Arts

A flexible degree that you can build around your interests.

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For many students, the path through college begins with a journey of self-exploration, supported by the opportunity to explore multiple fields of interest. At Mount Ida College, you will have the opportunity to explore many different educational tracks as you identify where your personal and professional interests intersect.

Preparation for the real world.

Our Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to incorporate different fields of interest into a college degree or transfer from community college with diverse credits. Motivated students can design a major that directly reflects their own personal, educational, and professional goals. They can examine the relationships between professional programs and fields in the liberal arts and sciences. In addition to coursework in three disciplines, students also explore the relationships among disciplines through a senior year capstone experience where they develop and complete an original project.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program in our College Catalog.

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Program Requirements - 120 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 45 credits- Program Requirements Courses
  • 18-30 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 45-47 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • IS 470- Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Research Seminar
  • IS 480- Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Capstone
  • EN 101- Expository Writing
  • PS 101- Introduction to Psychology
  • HI 118- History of Civilization

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the School of Social Sciences and Humanities faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Brad Hastings

Dean

Dean Brad Hastings is proud that every student who studies and graduates from Mount Ida College passes through the doors of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. “I recognize that we are the heart of the college for very good reasons. Students in our majors, and those who take our classes to satisfy academic core course requirements, gain the important skills associated with a liberal arts education. “ Included in those skill sets are advanced abilities in written and oral ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Mount Ida’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies lays the foundation for work in a variety of professional areas by producing creative, independent thinkers who are able to carve out career paths and supports them in determining the advanced training, additional coursework, or graduate programs that they need to fulfill their goals.

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

The Interdisciplinary Studies major provides a flexible curriculum for the student who is interested in a variety of fields. Students can design a major that fits their career goals and academic interests.
Brad Hastings

Dean

School of Social Sciences and Humanities