Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizes a broader learning experience and wider perspective than that provided by traditional undergraduate majors. The degree offers the student the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary, coherent, academically sound, and goal-oriented education directly relevant to the student’s intellectual development and career aspirations. It is appropriate for those students who seek a thorough grounding in the traditional arts and sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The Bachelor of Arts is suitable for students with interests in business issues, communications, diversity, environmental studies, human resources, international relations, liberal arts and sciences, pre-health, pre-law, and public relations.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies requires 120 hours, of which 51 hours must be upper-division courses.  Students must complete a minimum of 45 hours at UT Dallas to earn a degree.  

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is composed of the Texas Common Core Curriculum; Interdisciplinary Studies major core courses; two foundations; concentration; and advanced and other electives.

Students take 12 hours in two foundations drawn from the University’s seven Schools:

Arts and Humanities

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Computer Science

Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies


Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Working with an Interdisciplinary Studies academic advisor, students will create a concentration tailored to their academic goals and interests.  Students will take 18 hours in their concentration and incorporate at least three different disciplines to make it diverse, individual, and truly interdisciplinary. Students are encouraged to incorporate an internship to earn college credit and gain work experience.

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Apply to UT Dallas (select School of Interdisciplinary Studies; major Interdisciplinary Studies – BA)

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Catalog Information

American Studies Course Descriptions

Gender Studies Course Descriptions

Interdisciplinary Studies Course Descriptions: BISISAHISECISISISNSISSS

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Student Handbook

Transfer Guide