Interdisciplinary Studies, AA*

The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed to meet the needs of individuals who have acquired occupational training from community colleges, technical institutes, military service schools, or industry-related schools in business, health or another technical field. This degree can serve as an earned credential achieved along the way to a bachelor’s degree, or as a credential that allows those in the military to combine training and education towards a degree.

A minimum of 18 credit hours in one specialty area is required to complete this program. Two options are available under this program: (1) transfer of credit from the source of the specialty training, or (2) creation of a specialty area using approved National American University courses.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Communicate (written and verbally) in a manner that is effective in all employment scenarios.

  • Evaluate evidence to build original, logical arguments or solve problems.

  • Evaluate effective teamwork in diverse groups and situations.

  • Recognize how knowledge from a variety of disciplines can be used to create effective solutions in the workplace.

  • Develop a focused skill set based on a chosen specialization.

Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements

90 Credits

Specialty/Technical/Vocational Core (18)

Culminating Capstone (6)

Open Elective Courses (22.5)

General Education Core (43.5)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

Science

SCScience Elective

4.5

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

HU2000Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

PS1050Introduction to Psychology

4.5

OR

SO1050Introduction to Sociology

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.
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*THIS PROGRAM IS NOT TITLE IV ELIGIBLE (Federal Student Aid may not be used)