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B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Overview

Interdisciplinary skills for an interdisciplinary world.

The B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies is a major for visionaries, creatives, and entrepreneurs. It’s for students who want to be well-rounded and in the highest demand to employers who rely on people trained in multiple areas.

  • • Design your own major for maximum effectiveness.
  • • Specialize in three areas of your choice.
  • • Become the worker and thinker the modern workforce demands.
  • • Train your mind to synthesize and specialize.

The impetus for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree comes from our understanding of Christ’s Lordship over all things — in “Him all things hold together” (Col. 1:17). Because all things hold together in Christ, it means that all areas of life are connected — from science to technology to business to music and to the humanities. This program recognizes this truth and offers to students a broad learning experience in which they are able to pursue their unique interests and career aspirations. Under the guidance of an academic advisor, students choose two concentrations to form an individualized plan of study, which allows them to develop expertise in multiple areas while being able to think more broadly about a given topic. A third, student-led block, includes an internship and capstone course. The degree trains students to be resourceful—innovating and creating new solutions and finding different ways of tackling old challenges. Students will demonstrate their interdisciplinary learning in a student-designed capstone project at the end of the program. An internship experience is also required.

Emphases

Students complete 3 blocks. For the first 2 blocks, students choose areas of study from 14 different emphases options. The third block includes the internship program and a capstone project. The capstone is a unique project that is a culmination of the studies - a research paper, a business proposal, or other project. The internship is also unique to each student depending on which emphases options they choose. An academic advisor works closely with each student on both the capstone and the internship. Click on the emphases options below to see the complete emphasis or program descriptions.

Sample Courses

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Music + Business

Students complete General Education (GE) requirements in their freshmen and sophomore semesters. For junior and senior semesters, they take 6 courses of music major courses, and 6 courses from the business major. The third block of classes is a combination of the two chosen areas plus a unique capstone and a music/business internship in their senior year.

History + Bible

Students complete General Education (GE) requirements in their freshmen and sophomore semesters. For junior and senior semesters, they take 6 courses of history major courses, and 6 courses from the bible major. The third block of classes is a combination of the two chosen areas plus a unique capstone and a history/bible internship in their senior year.

Journalism + Biology

Students complete General Education (GE) requirements in their freshmen and sophomore semesters. For junior and senior semesters, they take 6 courses of journalism emphasis courses, and 6 courses from the biology major. The third block of classes is a combination of the two chosen areas plus a unique capstone and a journalism/biology internship in their senior year.

Geoscience + Business

Students complete General Education (GE) requirements in their freshmen and sophomore semesters. For junior and senior semesters, they take 6 courses of Geoscience major courses, and 6 courses from the business major. The third block of classes is a combination of the two chosen areas plus a unique capstone and an science/business internship in their senior year.

Kinesiology + Biology

Students complete General Education (GE) requirements in their freshmen and sophomore semesters. For junior and senior semesters, they take 6 courses of kinesiology major courses, and 6 courses from the biology major. The third block of classes is a combination of the two chosen areas plus a unique capstone and an English/business internship in their senior year.

Education + English

Students complete General Education (GE) requirements in their freshmen and sophomore semesters. For junior and senior semesters, they take 6 courses of education emphasis courses, and 6 courses from the English major. The third block of classes is a combination of the two chosen areas plus a unique capstone and an English/education internship in their senior year.

Comprehensive specialists for a complex world

Dr. Whitney Gamble, Program Director

Next Steps: Applying

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

Requirements:

  • Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
  • 3.6 GPA average for new applications
Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

All faculty share in the commitment to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

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Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX

Study the Bible for a full semester in the land where the Bible was written.

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Spend 6 weeks studying language, art, and culture in Florence.

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GO! Global Outreach

Opportunities for students to serve overseas through short-term mission trips. We connect them with our Missionary Alumni and other agencies.

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