Interdisciplinary Studies

B.A., B.A.A.S., B.S. Degrees

The interdisciplinary studies programs provide flexibility to students who have educational goals that do not fit into one of the established majors or minors offered by the university. There are two interdisciplinary bachelor's degree tracks: Goals Option and Degree Completion. Students who are interested in an interdisciplinary studies program should meet with an advisor in the office of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies to develop their educational plan. Please click on the "schedule an appointment" link on the undergraduate interdisciplinary studies website.

Goals Option

An interdisciplinary studies major allows students to customize and create a major or minor that is unique and different from the majors and minors offered by UAF. Interdisciplinary studies students choose the title of their major and the courses within their major with the expert guidance of a faculty committee of at least three faculty members from at least two disciplines. One faculty member will serve as the committee chair and the advisor of the student. The committee chair must be from a baccalaureate degree-awarding department. Courses in the major must also represent at least two disciplines that focus on a shared theme. All interdisciplinary proposal forms will be reviewed by the students faculty committee, the dean of the committee chair, as well as the director of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies and the vice provost for final approval.

Degree Completion (may not be used as a double major)

The interdisciplinary studies major with a general studies concentration is a pathway to graduation for students who are unable to complete a particular major offered at UAF. Students in the general studies concentration have the flexibility to choose classes that are meaningful and relevant to their educational interests and career goals. Admission to the degree completion program requires a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, completion of at least 100 or more college credits, as well as a consultation with an interdisciplinary degree completion advisor. Students must submit a rationale form explaining why this program is an appropriate path to graduation for them in order to be admitted to the general studies concentration of the interdisciplinary major. Students should start their path to degree completion by meeting with an interdisciplinary advisor.

Minimum Requirements for Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A., B.A.A.S., B.S. Degrees: 120-130 credits

Learn more about the bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, including an overview of the program, career opportunities and more.

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies — Division of General Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies