The degree in interdisciplinary studies is designed for the mature learner with prior college credit in various disciplines. It enables the student to build on academic preparation combined with work experience in a particular career or field to develop, with the advice of an adviser, an individualized program leading to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree.

The Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDHS) is designed to maximize already-earned credits and earn a degree in the shortest amount of time for students with a significant number of college credit hours (approximately 100 +) who have been working in the career field of their choice for a period of time or are currently enrolled University of Alabama students under special circumstances.

Students who are interested in pursuing the BA Degree in IDHS should meet with an adviser in the College of Human Environmental Sciences to determine if this program meets their needs. If approved, the adviser and the student will develop a plan to complete the degree.

The general requirements for the major in IDHS are:

  • 120 credits earned and applied under general guidelines to the degree (this includes transfer limits, etc.)
  • 2.0 UA overall, and major GPA
  • Completion of UA's general education requirements
  • A 30-hour block of courses that represent a significant body of work related to the student's career path which should include courses at the 300 and 400 level.