If you’re looking for an interdisciplinary studies degree at the undergraduate level, you’ll find there are two major degrees that are awarded, a B.A. and a B.S. The B.A. versions of these programs generally feature more language and liberal arts course options, while the Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies focuses more on science and research.
Finding a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies among all of the ones available can be exhausting. Where would you even start? Here are a few of the things to ask yourself when you’re searching for a Bachelor of Science degree, no matter what educational discipline it’s in:
- How much can you afford to pay for a degree, and what can you do to mitigate those costs via financial aid, grants, etc.?
- Do you want to earn a Bachelor of Science degree online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format of the two?
- Where do you plan to live and work after earning your degree? Depending on what school you attend, even if you attend remotely, you might find local opportunities in the area or state where the school is based.
- What are you looking to do with your Bachelor of Science degree once you earn it?
When you’re searching for a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies, you’ll find more options than you could possibly comb through. Fortunately, we’ve set you up for success by going through all of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in IS and ranking them based on their cost per credit hour, average early salary of recent graduates, national reputation, and student to faculty ratios. Here are the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in interdisciplinary studies that made the ranking. If you find any programs on this list that you think would be a good match for your educational and career goals (and that fit your lifestyle) you can always reach out to them directly to request more information.
In building this list, we consulted:
- School websites
- The National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. News and World Report
- Among other sources
Some of the top schools on our ranking offering Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science degrees in interdisciplinary studies include:
- Wheaton College: Students build a “guiding directive” (purpose, theme, or topic) that focuses their interdisciplinary studies, then choose two to three disciplines to study, and complete a final research project before graduating.
- Molloy College: Offers a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies that can be combined with a degree in Childhood Education. The program is known for its flexibility in how students complete the degree.
- University of Virginia: Choose from concentrations in business, cybersecurity, healthcare management, individualized, information technology, and liberal arts as part of this online BIS program.
Now that you’ve gotten a taste of some of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees available, check out the rest of the thirty schools we ranked in our Top 30 Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies ranking. Once again, if you find a program you like, you can always reach out to support staff to request more information about it.