Design an Education to Reach Your Goals with the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

The Interdisciplinary Studies online program allows students to create plans of study that fit their interests and experience. Unlike traditional majors that focus on one field of study, students in this program select three areas of interest to pursue. This allows students to integrate varied interests into their degree and utilize credits from previous institutions into a unique, self-designed major.

An academic advisor will help you tailor the IDS major to suit your individual interests and needs. The degree type (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) is determined by the majority of the three selected fields of study. To finish the program, students engage in a senior internship or capstone project that incorporates each academic discipline.

Available Areas of Study Within the Interdisciplinary Studies Major


Bible & Theology

Business Administration


Criminal Justice

Forensic Psychology




Teacher Education


Learning Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate holistic and creative thinking from a Christian worldview.
  2. Acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of each academic area that comprises the major.
  3. Read and think critically, write and speak clearly and persuasively, and conduct research effectively.
  4. Build the foundation to prepare for desired vocations or selected graduate programs.
  5. Pursue the goal of transformative leadership in their lives.
Program Director
School of Arts and Sciences
Brian Mills, Ed.D.
Director of Assessment
Associate Professor of History & Bible

Ed.D., Oregon State University M.A., Westminster Seminary California B.A., University of Oregon As Director of Assessment, I service the University as the chair …