Interdisciplinary Studies


The online Interdisciplinary Studies 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 and diversify their academic experience. This allows students to integrate multiple interests into their degree and utilize credits from previous institutions in a unique and self-designed major.

Credits 39-45* | Cost/Credit $495 | Completion 18-36 Months (4-9 Semesters) | Format Online | Starts Per Year Six

*Additional credits may be needed to meet general education and/or prerequisite requirements

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JaiLeigh Wiren
Senior Admission Counselor


James Berry, M.A.
Program Director



Why Choose Bushnell?

The Interdisciplinary Studies major allows students to explore different disciplines, with degrees being offered as either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science as determined by the majority of the three selected concentrations. This program is ideal for students with wide-ranging interests in several academic areas.

An academic advisor will help you tailor the IDS major to suit your individual interests and needs. Students engage in a senior internship or capstone project incorporating their chosen fields.

Program Overview

Bushnell Univeristy’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies features an innovative curriculum for adults to integrate their varied interests and/or upper-division credits from previous institutions into a self-designed major.


Program Format

This program can be completed entirely online or can be combined with limited face-to-face courses one night a week in our small classroom setting.

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate holistic and creative thinking from a Christian worldview
  • Acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of each academic area that comprises the major
  • Read and think critically, write and speak clearly and persuasively, and conduct research effectively
  • Build the foundation to prepare for desired vocations or selected graduate programs
  • Pursue the goal of transformative leadership in their lives

Available Areas of Study


Bible & Theology

Business Administration


Criminal Justice

Forensic Psychology




Teacher Education

Transferring Credits

Already have credits? Click here for information on transferring credits. 

Admissions Requirements

Take these simple steps to begin the application process.

Cost of Attendance

Per Semester:

Housing & Food: $5,650
Books & Supplies: $35 per credit
Personal: $700
Transportation: $700
Tech Fee: $150


JaiLeigh Wiren
Senior Admission Counselor


James Berry, M.A.
Program Director


Career Opportunities

Careers with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies include:

  • Family and Community Services
  • Insurance
  • Management & Administration
  • Small Business Owner
  • Education
  • Fitness
  • Governance
  • Market Research and Merchandizing
  • Counselor
  • Broadcasting and Communication Arts
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Advisor
  • Administrative Systems and Support

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn your degree faster with the help of the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program.

Life After Graduation

Some of our graduates have been hired by the following organizations:

  • Kizer and Son, Inc
  • Eugene Christian School
  • Admissions in Christian Higher Education
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Grayhawk Golf Club
  • Freelance Photography
  • Beverage Company Graphic Designer
  • International Teacher

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Hear From Our Students

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"I chose Bushnell for several reasons. It worked well with family life as well as degree options. It also was a school that took credits from all the institutions that I had attended previously. I chose the IDS degree because it had areas of interest that I was interested in. It is a diverse degree as far as what to study. I did my degree online because I work full time and I am a full time husband and dad. I am enjoying being challenged."
-Jeremiah Rupe '23
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"Bushnell University has a great reputation as a faith-based educational institution. It was important to me that my quest for higher education be in direct alignment and supported by my faith. The flexibility offered by Bushnell's online Interdisciplinary Studies program was essential to my success."
-Thomas Speldrich '23
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Meet the Faculty

James Berry, M.A. Program Director

“Interdisciplinary Studies is an exciting approach to undergraduate education that allows students to explore what interests them in a variety of ways. The program prepares students to engage personally and professionally with unique integrations of multiple traditional disciplines which together create novel and needed preparation for tomorrow’s life and careers.”