Interdisciplinary General Studies

Enjoy the flexibility to customize your education in our interdisciplinary studies program

Our interdisciplinary studies degree allows you to design a unique major that aligns with your interests or choose classes related to your career goals to create a pathway to graduation.  The interdisciplinary studies program offers three degree options: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.).

Interdisciplinary studies involves combining two or more academic disciplines into one activity, allowing you to select the courses you want to study to create a custom degree.

If you have multiple interests and goals that don’t fit into one of the established majors offered by the university, a degree in interdisciplinary studies might be the right path for you.

Who Is the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Designed For?

The interdisciplinary general studies program is a pathway to graduation for students who have earned 100 college credits or more, but are not close to completing, or are unable to complete, a particular major. This program is a great fit for students who have transferred several times, have changed majors, are returning to school after a break or who are just looking to finish their bachelor’s degree as efficiently as possible. The B.A.A.S. degree is specifically designed to build upon the technical experience of students who have earned Associate of Applied Science degrees.

The control over what you’ll study is in your hands, and many students choose to complete their interdisciplinary degrees completely online — taking advantage of the flexibility that online courses offer.

Why Study Interdisciplinary Studies at UAF?

As an interdisciplinary studies major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll have the option to choose from two tracks: Goals Option and Degree Completion. Whether you pursue bachelor’s degree completion or customization of a major or minor, our interdisciplinary program allows you the flexibility to design a personal pathway of study. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies at UAF.

  • Benefit from personal attention and comprehensive advising to ensure that your credits are maximized and your path to graduation is clear and focused.
  • Collaborate one-on-one with professors who are published researchers and scholars. They will help you discover your passions and chart your career path.
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in a program recognized by as one of the best value options for obtaining an online bachelor’s degree in liberal studies based on alumni salaries and low tuition rates.
  • Take part in a career-focused capstone project that requires you to plan ahead and understand the steps needed to reach your professional goals.
  • The bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies doesn’t just allow you to create a custom degree path — it can also help you narrow your focus and find a field that aligns with your interests and career goals.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S)


  • In-person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

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Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.