• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program at Royal Roads University offers a BA with an emphasis on professional communication, environmental practice, justice studies, or business – or a combination thereof. You personalize your education by complementing these RRU courses with courses selected from other post-secondary institutions.


Plotting Your Success

  • Foundation courses introduce interdisciplinary core concepts
  • Academic focus immerses you in your area of interest
  • Professional focus provides real-world, individualized career emphasis
  • Opportunity to address current issues through applied learning and research

Requiring two to four years of study, this Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program at Royal Roads University allows you to combine Royal Roads courses with credits earned at other institutions. Depending on your course selections, you may complete all of your work online, or come to campus for a residency or course. Depending on your level of professional experience, you will complete an internship to deepen your skills.

Leverage Your Learning

The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies enables you to take an active role in the design of your education. With a program that builds on professional experience, prior academic experience and career goals, you will achieve competency in five knowledge domains: leadership and teamwork; communication; knowledge; critical thinking and global awareness. In addition, your course selections and academic work will demonstrate critical engagement with core concepts in your area of interest, such as Indigenous education, at-risk youth mentoring, alternative health care models, community leadership, social justice, the environment or corporate social responsibility. You determine your focus; we help you build a program to achieve it. 

Achieving Balance

The real world doesn’t run on a one-size-fits-all schedule. That’s why Royal Roads provides post-secondary education that balances individual needs with academic goals through a combination of applied research, online learning and flexible programs. The practical demands of life don’t have to be an obstacle to a relevant education; we can move you closer to your goal of creating positive change in your life, and the lives of those around you.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2-3 years (degree completion)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Writing Across Disciplines
  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing
  • Independent Study
  • Internship
  • Senior Research Project/paper
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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            • 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.

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            Academic Requirements

            Standard Admission

            Diploma (or 60 credits) in arts and sciences fields of study, including a minimum of 24 second-year credits, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

            Flexible Admission

            While 60 credits in arts and sciences fields of study are recommended, applicants may be assessed for admission on the basis of their skills, knowledge and background developed outside traditional learning structures. Flexible admission applicants would normally have 3 to 5 years of professional experience in a related area and be able to demonstrate the competencies expected of a graduate with a two-year degree in the arts and sciences.

            Getting a Student Visa

            This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              15996 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 31992 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              6924 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 13840 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


            Financial planning is a crucial component of early educational planning. Please review funding opportunites well before your program begins to help build a reasonable budget.


            Explore the various types of loans available to help fund your studies. 


            Explore a variety of competitively-awarded scholarships, awards, and bursaries available from RRU and other funding agencies. 

            Research Scholarships

            RRU manages the scholarship administration for select funding agencies. These are some of the more substantial awards. 

            Other Funding

            Discover alternate funding opportunities like HigherEd Points.

            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.

            The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.