College of Arts and Humanities

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

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Personalize Your Degree and Customize Your Future!

Bachelor of Arts (BA) offered in On-campus, Online, and Hybrid formats.

St. Charles / St. Louis / Online
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

Get a personalized major and attention! Our Interdisciplinary Studies degree program has flexible course and delivery options (on campus, online, or hybrid) that lets you design your own degree and follow your own path. Based on your customized course choices, you will learn how to articulate your unique value to potential employers and graduate schools.

Discussing earning an Interdisciplinary Studies BA degree with an advisor will show you the many opportunities the major offers and it will take the worry out of making big decisions. Meeting with an IS program advisor "showed me opportunities I would never have thought of," one student wrote, "Your kindness and clarity really brought me some peace. I think Interdisciplinary Studies is the best option for me, and I am so excited to follow that route."

In addition to taking courses within the St. Louis Interdisciplinary Studies degree program itself, you will identify and complete three “concentrations” in disciplines of your choice. You can select these concentrations from virtually any of the undergraduate programs that Lindenwood offers. This highly flexible structure will allow you to pursue your interests and craft a highly unique educational profile to take with you into interviews, workplaces, and throughout your whole career. You will be prepared to make a valuable and diversified contribution to society regardless of your career path. We want you to do well and to do good.

kami maki, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate from lindenwood University in St. Louis, MO“It was a pleasure to be able to be part of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Lindenwood University and I know that future Lindenwood Interdisciplinary Studies students will appreciate the program as much as I did!”

-Kami Maki

Possible Interdisciplinary Tracks

For the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, you can customize your learning adventure by combining "concentrations" in three different subject areas. Some possible combinations include: 

Community Engagement: completing concentrations in Political Science (PS), and English (ENGL) or Philosophy & Religion (PHRL).

Cultural Studies: completing concentrations in three of the following— English (ENGL), Philosophy & Religion (PHRL), Sociology (SOC), or Spanish (SPA).

Global Leadership: completing concentrations in Management (MGMT), International Business (INTL) or Political Science (PS), and English (ENGL). 

Interpersonal Communication: completing concentrations in English (ENGL), Communications (COM), and Psychology (PSY).

Political Communications: completing concentrations in Communications (COM), Political Science (PS), and either English (ENGL) or Social Media Marketing (DCS).

Political Media: completing concentrations in English (ENGL), Political Science (PS), and Social Media Marketing (DCS).

Urban Studies: completing concentrations in Geography (GEO), Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ), and Public Health (PHS).

Our Faculty

Interdisciplinary Studies majors are able to draw upon the expertise of the entire Lindenwood faculty, according to their interests. These St. Louis Interdisciplinary studies program faculty members include established authors, recognized subject matter experts, and award-winning faculty (Emerson Award for Teaching Excellence, Scholar of the Year Award, President's Scholar Teacher Award). Small class sizes ensure that you will receive individualized attention in your studies at Lindenwood. If you are interested in learning more about the Interdisciplinary Studies BA degree program, please contact Dr. Gabriela Romero at

Jobs in Interdisciplinary Studies

What can you do with a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies? Almost anything! What you will do with this degree depends on the unique educational profile that you create for yourself, but a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares you for success in any career by making you an intellectually curious and flexible thinker as well as a confident communicator.

Early Access to Graduate Programs

Full time BA Interdisciplinary Studies majors maintaining an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may take up to nine credit hours of graduate level coursework at Lindenwood University during their senior year, taking no more than six graduate credit hours concurrently. Such graduate credit hours will count toward a graduate degree and not toward the bachelor’s degree. Other stipulations apply.