Chart your course to a new career with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies at Northern Vermont University.

The 100% online degree in interdisciplinary studies allows you to design your own program of study incorporating three disciplines or groups of disciplines. For example, you might want to combine history with women’s studies and literature, philosophy with political science and law, or music with literature and education. Exploring the connections among these areas is central to the major, just as making valid connections is crucial when we deal with issues in “real life.”

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About Northern Vermont University Online

    •    100% online
    •    In-state rates no matter where you live*
    •    2.0 cumulative GPA required

*The in-state rate does not apply to courses that NVU Online students take from other Vermont State College institutions or for non-Vermont students utilizing the face-to-face advising model or pursuing the hybrid B.S. in early childhood education degree. 


About the Online B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies 

Working with your advisor, you’ll identify the disciplines you want to study, then submit a program proposal describing in detail the relationships among three areas of study you choose to pursue. The Interdisciplinary Studies Program Committee will review your proposal, along with your transcript and a plan of study, and recommend revisions or clarifications as needed. Once your proposal is approved, you will continue to work with your advisor as you progress toward your degree to ensure you’re on track to meet milestones and requirements.


Examples of Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

Students have developed a range of combinations, such as:
    •    history, art, and biology
    •    psychology, health science, and sociology
    •    environmental studies, literature, and anthropology
    •    global studies, media studies, and healing arts
    •    sociology, English, foreign languages
    •    political science, history, and sociology
    •    wellness, cultural studies, and music
    •    and many others.
Whatever your choice, you’ll not only explore each subject but how each subject connects with, influences, and enriches the others.


View Degree Requirements

This link will take you to the degree requirements for the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies as listed in the 2017-18 course catalog for Johnson State College. Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University on July 1, 2018. The 2018-19 NVU course catalog will be available in early summer 2018.