BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

  • Build your own degree program and create your pathway to finishing your degree!

     

    What is Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)?

    The IDS program is similar to a General Studies program in that you can customize your learning experience, work toward your individual goals, and excel quickly toward your degree.

    Why is IDS right for me?

    The most important reason for choosing IDS is that your college experience should be shaped around what is meaningful to you and your future.

    This program is designed for the inspired learner who is motivated to expand their career opportunities. By choosing more than one area of study, students will gain new perspectives and multiple skill sets that are marketable to numerous employers. 

    At a Glance

    • Flexible, online format allows you to study on your own schedule so you can quickly finish your degree.
    • Generous credit transfer policy, designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experiences.
    • Experiential and community-based learning experiences.
    • Faculty with practical experience working one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
    • Stepping stones to a master’s degree program with fast-track options.
    • Some Of Our Faculty
      • Kimberly Post

        MEd, Lesley University
        BFA, Atlanta College of Art  

        “Creativity, adaptability, critical thinking, collaboration — these are highly valued skills in today’s dynamic global economy, and a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares students for such a work environment.” Learn more from Kimberly.

      • Sherrie Winton

        Director

        PhD, University of Maine at Orono
        MEd, University of Southern Maine

        Learn more about Sherrie

      • Kurtis Clements

        MFA, Warren Wilson College
        BA, University of Southern Maine

        Learn more about Kurtis

      Kimberly Post

      MEd, Lesley University
      BFA, Atlanta College of Art  

      “Creativity, adaptability, critical thinking, collaboration — these are highly valued skills in today’s dynamic global economy, and a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares students for such a work environment.” Learn more from Kimberly.

      Sherrie Winton

      Director

      PhD, University of Maine at Orono
      MEd, University of Southern Maine

      Learn more about Sherrie

      Kurtis Clements

      MFA, Warren Wilson College
      BA, University of Southern Maine

      Learn more about Kurtis

    • Student Stories
      • Nicky Bassett

        Enrollment Support Assistant

        “It was important for me to choose what I wanted to study and IDS has allowed me to plan and create my own degree....it fits into my busy life of work and parenting.”

         

        Learn more from Nicky

      • Meredith Mortimer

        Paraprofessional, elementary school, Guardian ad Litem, children in foster care

        “Having an IDS degree with minors in Human Services and Psychology arms me with a valuable toolkit to be an effective teacher and advocate for at risk children.”

         

        Learn more Meredith

      • Nikki Albrecht

        Simulation Learning Designer

        “I was able to immediately apply what I learned, which not only helped me grow, but it also helped me succeed in my job.”

        Learn more from Nikki

    • Career Moves

      Industry-specific curriculum in each of these online degree programs prepares you for more responsible positions in a variety of occupations. Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.

      Learn more about possible occupations.