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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree is meant to provide students with a flexible and individualized degree program through the unique combination of different disciplines to satisfy academic interests. 
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Overview

This allows a student to “design your own degree” with the help of an academic counselor. Besides general education requirements and electives, students will meet distinct requirements in any three approved minors. The BIS is available on campus and through the TECH – BAFB instructional site.

Job Opportunities: Career options depend on the combination of areas of study chosen. Options are wide-ranging, from journalism to law to public relations to the natural and social sciences.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree is meant to provide students with a flexible and individualized degree program through the unique combination of different disciplines to satisfy academic interests.  The BIS is available on campus and through the TECH - BAFB instructional site. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Freshman Composition
  • College Algebra
  • Applied Algebra for College Students
  • Art Appreciation
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Theatre Appreciation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

The degree requires a total of 120 semester hours. Of the 120 hours required, 36 hours must be at the 300- or 400- level and 63 hours must fulfill all requirements from a minimum of any 3 (three) of the list of approved minors:

  • 39 hours of General Education Requirements,
  • 21 hours of First Minor
  • 21 hours of Second Minor
  • 21 hours of Third Minor
  • 18 hours of approved electives (chosen in consultation with the advisor).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 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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