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Interdisciplinary Studies, HBASc

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Orillia, Canada
Our Interdisciplinary Studies program at Lakehead University is flexible in its design, allowing you to customize your educational experience. You will be encouraged to think beyond the confines of a traditional undergraduate degree and take a range of courses in different disciplines that are oriented to your individual career aspirations.
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As an Interdisciplinary Studies major at Lakehead University, you can choose any two disciplinary areas from the following:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Criminology
  • English
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology 

You will develop advanced critical thinking skills, problem-solving strategies and specialized knowledge pertaining to a variety of topics. We also offer the ability to pursue concentrations in Human Nature, Social Justice, and International Conflict and Human Rights.

You may also choose to combine your degree with a Concurrent Education degree that allows you to teach Primary-Junior grades. If you are thinking about teaching in the future, our Interdisciplinary Program provides the broad range of knowledge necessary to teach at the Primary-Junior level.

Future Careers
  • Video Producer
  • Anthropologist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Journalist
  • Cartographer
  • Lawyer
  • Biochemist
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Psychologist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • January 15 (for Ontario High School Applicants) 
    • March 1 (for College Transfer Applicants) 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Map and Air Photo Interpretation
  • World Cultures
  • Meteorology
  • Mass Media and Politics
  • Sex, Violence and Power
  • Ancient People and Places
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Gender and Crime
  • Astronomy
  • Forensic Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.)
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23731 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23731 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5984 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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