Interdisciplinary Studies

An Associate in Interdisciplinary Studies will allow you to customize a degree plan that fits your personal and career goals. Students engage with experienced faculty to develop a broad educational experience with coursework from a variety of academic disciplines. This degree is a customized, interdisciplinary degree. Students receive individualized academic advising and a broad educational experience with coursework from a variety of academic disciplines. The program includes general education requirements and an area of concentration but not a specific major. The concentration area can be tailored to prepare students for entry into a particular career area. The degree provides maximum flexibility for students who have well-defined career objectives and wish to determine the content of their degree rather than pursue one of the established majors at OCU. The degree serves as a bridge to numerous higher degree programs and prepares students for employment in areas not requiring specific associate degrees. Students in this major are not eligible to graduate with a double major.

Ohio Christian University understands and supports your commitments to your family and career. Our Associate program in Interdisciplinary Studies has been designed specifically for working adults. It is a unique program because you take one class at a time, and the textbooks are mailed directly to your home. Achieve your potential and fulfill your dreams! What you know now has gotten you this far. Learn more and go further by attending OCU.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision making.
  • Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in the broad range of academic knowledge and skills required by the various academic disciplines.
  • Identify problems and analyze, diagnose, and develop solutions from a broad-based perspective.
  • Use the acquired academic knowledge and skills as the foundation for success in future educational and/or vocational plans.
  • Explain their individualized program of study and academic training to a prospective employer or an admissions officer of a baccalaureate program.
Degree Title: Associate of Arts
Available Formats: Onsite Degree Program, Online Degree Program
Program Core Credit Hours: 60 semester credit hours
Additional Academic Requirements: 
  • General Education Requirements - 36 credits
  • Bible or Theology-6 credits
  • Concentration-12 credits
    Same or related academic discipline; cannot be Bible, Biblical Literature, or Theology
  • General electives-2 credits
    At least 21 credits must be at the 2000 or higher level. At least 21 credits must be earned with OCU, including IS1000 Interdisciplinary Studies Foundations 1 and IS2000 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone 1.

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