Interdisciplinary Studies

This liberal arts degree program is designed to allow the student to reach their personal educational goals.

We also offer the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies fully online.

The Interdisciplinary Studies / General Studies program is offered as an associate of arts (A.A.) or bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree. Designed with a flexible curriculum, the student will be able to pursue professional advancement and personal enrichment. Courses can be a mix to provide a balance of growing in a known interest area to delving into new topics. Three concentrations are allowed, with the program’s foundation being in liberal arts general education courses. This includes:
  • communications skills
  • humanities
  • diversity and global awareness
  • social science
  • natural science and math
  • religion and philosophy
  • wellness

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Credit Hours: 120

Cost/Credit Hour: $430

Format: On-campus or Online

Est. Completion Time: 12-20 months

Course Requirements

Courses are offered in an accelerated format both online through our distant learning program and on campus during convenient evening hours.


Career Paths and Job Outlook

A liberal arts degree has median annual wages of $50,000, with people working in fields like educational instruction, libraries, office and administrative support, sales, or marketing.*

Top-employing occupations for people with a liberal arts degree include teachers in health specialties, postsecondary (21% projected growth from 2019-2029); elementary school teachers, excluding special education (4% projected growth from 2019-2029); and, lawyers (4% projected growth from 2019-2029).

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, majoring in liberal arts provides a foundation for study toward a professional degree, such as law. Many types of graduate programs are open to qualified applicants from any field of study, including liberal arts.

*Domingo Angeles and Brian Roberts, "Putting your liberal arts degree to work," Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August 2017. 
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Liberal arts, at (visited September 08, 2021).

How to Apply

  • Complete a free online application.
  • Meet with an admission counselor.
  • Send us your official college transcripts directly from the school to Bethel. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to
  • Complete the FAFSA using Bethel's school code: 001787 to be considered for state and federal need-based aid. 

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Financial Aid

Financial aid for adult and graduate students is available. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 574.807.7326 or to learn more about your options.


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The Higher Learning Commission
A member of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60602
(800) 621-7440