B.Sc. On Campus

Interdisciplinary Studies

University of California, Berkeley

48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
14312 USD/year
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Interdisciplinary Studies at University of California, Berkeley is an interdisciplinary major and a research-driven program of liberal education.  It has been ranked the top personalized major offered at US universities and colleges.


Interdisciplinary Studies at University of California, Berkeley offers students the unique opportunity to develop an individualized cross-disciplinary research program that includes a course of study and a senior thesis. The course of study is made up of courses taken in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or the professional schools and colleges, alongside the required courses in ISF.  The capstone experience is a scholarly, rigorously-researched, 40-page required senior thesis, which represents a sustained inquiry in the social sciences or humanities based on original, cross-disciplinary research.

Learning outcomes

ISF has identified a number of interdisciplinary research fields that have engendered excellent scholarship and attracted students across campus. ISF students may pursue other research fields identified in consultation with ISF faculty and academic advisers. The already-defined ISF research fields provide models and resources about scholarly interests. The research fields found on the ISF website are there to help ISF students identify their own research interests and customize their own research program and course of liberal arts study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • The Nature of Mind
  • General Psychology
  • Africa: History and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who apply to Berkeley should meet the following minimum requirements:

    Meet the A-G subject course requirements. 
  • Have a 3.0 GPA in A-G courses taken in the 10th and 11th grade years. (3.4 GPA for non-residents)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14312 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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