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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fitchburg, MA, United States
Interdisciplinary Studies is a flexible degree program at the Fitchburg State University, which enables motivated students to design a major that directly reflects their own personal, educational, and professional goals.
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Overview

Career Opportunities

The potential career opportunities with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Fitchburg State University are endless, since the students design individual programs of study in subjects that reflect their personal interests and career goals. In today's ever-changing global marketplace, students will need to understand complex relationships between the many layers of their responsibilities, not just their particular job-related skills. 

The unique, self-directed nature of the Interdisciplinary Studies program fosters these creative and critical thinking skills, as well as awareness across disciplines, eras, and cultures, which are vital to success in our globalized society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods Seminar
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Introduction to American Studies
  • Principles of Human Geography
  • Climate Change and Human History
  • Climate Change and Human History
  • Introduction to Women's Studies

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

While it may be beneficial for some students to elect to be Test Optional, SAT/ACT scores may be useful (or even required) for some applicants.

Below are our Test Optional guidelines:

  • Applicants who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher are already eligible candidates for undergraduate admission and are strongly encouraged to submit SAT/ACT scores
  • Applicants with SAT scores of 1030 or higher or ACT scores of 20 or higher are also encouraged to submit test scores as part of their application
  • Applicants with a high school GPA below 3.0 that elect to be Test Optional must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or high school guidance counselor

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    21806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21806 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fitchburg

  • 918 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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