Interdisciplinary Studies, BA*

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed for adults with transferable college credit who are seeking opportunities for advancement. Students combine college credit from accredited institutions or non-traditional prior learning from a specialty field with a comprehensive curriculum and relevant general education courses. They may also create their own subject area of concentration, utilizing National American University course offerings. Students enrolling in this program are encouraged to have specific career goals that align with their chosen area of specialty.

Both of these options for adult learners feature the opportunity to specialize with a minimum of 36 credits, a curriculum designed to prepare students to become effective communicators across and with multiple disciplines. The curriculum also helps students achieve their goals for career advancement or graduate study by fostering analytical reasoning skills within the context of problems and scenarios with which business decision makers are often challenged.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Adjust to multiple and diverse audiences in written and verbal communication, with specific focus on professional research and writing.

  • Critically appraise evidence, issues and problems to formulate effective solutions.

  • Use technology and research skills for personal and professional development.

  • Synthesize knowledge from a variety of disciplines to create effective solutions in the workplace.

  • Demonstrate effective teamwork in diverse groups and situations.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements

180 Credits

Specialty/Technical/Vocation Core (36)

One (1) specialization of eight (8) courses OR two (2) specializations of four (4) courses.

Culminating Capstone (6)

Open Elective Courses (72)

Selected from Gen Ed or any discipline.

General Education Core (66)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

Science

SCScience Elective

4.5

Humanities

HU2000Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

Psychology

PSPsychology Elective 4.5

4.5

General Education

SO1050Introduction to Sociology

4.5

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

EN3050Technical Communications

4.5

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

 

MA2050College Algebra

4.5

OR

MA3000Business Statistics

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science

EC2050Macroeconomics

4.5

EC2100Microeconomics

4.5

OR

FL101Beginning Foreign Language Part 1

4.5

FL102Beginning Foreign Language Part 2

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 overall and in the Specialty/Technical/Vocational Core and in the General Education Core.  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)