May 29, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)

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The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program provides students with a well-rounded, liberal studies education.  Program structure gives students the flexibility to customize their degree around a theme, topic of interest or a track.

The degree program and courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among TBR institutions.  The model provides a platform for TBR institutions to share valuable intellectual resources which enrich program offerings.

As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across the TBR system.  You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain.  The students in your classes are also from other institutions across the TBR system which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.

Course Requirements

General Education:  60 credit hours

Complete all of the General Education requirements through APSU or meet with an advisor to determine which prior college credits and/or work experience fulfill APSU general education requirements.

Track Options:  24 credit hours

The tracks must include 12 hours from two upper division academic disciplines for a total of 24 hours.  Duplication of courses is not allowed between the two tracks.  Check with your advisor on options for developing a program of study that most effectively supports your career and personal goals.

Electives:  33 credit hours (or 27 credit hours plus a 6 hour internship)

Electives may be drawn from the tracks or selected from other areas to complement the degree program.  The internship (3-6 hours) is optional as an elective.  Students participating in an internship must be of junior status, and the internship must be approved by an advisor.

Culminating Special Project:  3 credit hours

Senior status is required and the project must be approved by your advisor.

Graduation Requirements

  • At least 120 semester hours total
  • At least 30 semester hours must be awarded by APSU
  • At least 39 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level
  • No more than 24 semester hours in business courses


See the institution’s current year school catalog for additional information on program/degree requirements and academic policies and procedures.





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