Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Program at a Glance
- 100 Percent Online
- 120 Credit Hours (minimum)
- $246.12 Tuition
- $2.77 Library fee
- $10.48 Network & Data Systems fee
- $30 Off-Campus fee
*Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2017 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
"I like taking online classes because I’m a working adult. When you go to lectures in person, you can miss things or just be there physically rather than mentally. Online gives you the capacity to go back and listen to lectures a second time or go back over a specific point in the lecture to fully understand it."
Earn or Complete a Bachelor’s Degree
Beginning in fall 2015, students can study online and earn a bachelor’s degree with an Interdisciplinary Studies major from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. An on-campus option is also available.
Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies major will pursue coursework from three or more traditional disciplines in sufficient depth and breadth to prepare them for employment or graduate/professional studies.
Students who choose the online option must complete:
1) the university’s core course requirements and
2) the Interdisciplinary Studies major by following one of two tracks:
Track 1 - Select three thematically linked minors, listed below. Students may work with an advisor to choose three thematically linked minors.
Track 2 - Work with an advisor to select courses from different programs to fulfill the major.
Minors Available Online
- African and African American Studies Minor 15 hrs
- Child Advocacy Studies Training Minor 18 hrs
- Communication Minor 21 hrs
- Criminal Justice Minor 18 hrs
- General Business Minor 21 hrs
- Journalism Minor 18 hrs
- Social Work Minor 18 hrs
- Spanish Minor 15 hrs
Students must consult with the Fulbright Advising Center during their first semester of enrollment to develop an individualized course plan of study.
The online course plan contains a minimum of 48 credit hours with a maximum of 21 hours of course work from a single discipline. Thirty credit hours of the proposed coursework must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. At least two-thirds of the advanced level coursework must be completed through the U of A Fayetteville campus.
State Core Course Requirements
Consult your academic adviser regarding core requirements.
An online student interested in pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies must have earned less than 75 credit hours in order to select the Interdisciplinary Studies major.
Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better on coursework constituting the major for continuation in the program and in order to graduate with an Interdisciplinary Studies major. Should a student's GPA in the major fall below 2.50, he or she will have one semester to bring the GPA back to an acceptable level.
Some prospective students can qualify for an application fee waiver.