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Overview

Students have maximum flexibility in completing this degree. The knowledge and intellectual training provided is good preparation for advanced study in the fields of the arts and humanities, the study of law, and for careers in government, the ministry and public service professions.

The major in Interdisciplinary Studies allows a student to include a broad range of disciplines in their coursework, rather than choose a particular major. A recent survey of business and non-profit executives published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities reports that today’s employers want college graduates who can “think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems” and who can “demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity; intercultural skills; and the capacity for continued new learning.”  

The Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Atlantic University has two concentrations in the College of Arts and Letters available in the 100% online degree formats, (a) Arts and Humanities and (b) Social Sciences. Within the concentrations are discipline areas which specialize in different fields of study. Below is a list of the disciplines which offer enough online courses to satisfy the requirement of 15-18 credits to obtain a degree 100% online within the concentrations.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Multimedia Studies
  • Communication, Gender & Language
  • Strategic Communication
  • History & Theory of Comparative Arts and Animation
  • Web Research for Journalists
  • Mass Communication Theory
  • American Multicultural Discourse
  • Ethnicity and Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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

  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. The school must send official transcripts. Required academic records must be original or certified true copies sent by the school in a sealed envelope. 
  • All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation. Students may also submit a NACES accredited evaluation.
  • SAT and ACT test scores are required for all freshman applicants as well as for all students with less than 60 credits from an accredited post-secondary institution.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 719 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 719 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • In-State

    201 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 201 USD per credit and a duration of .
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In State (FL) - $201.29;

Out of State (FL) - $719.84

Funding

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