Interdisciplinary Studies Career Opportunities
- Management Analyst
- Registered Nurse
- Software Developer
- Public Relations Specialist
- Project Manager
- Financial Advisor
- Sales Manager
Earn an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Custom Designed for Your Career Goals
Do you tend to think–and learn–-outside the box? At Mid-America Christian University (MACU) in Oklahoma City, you can bundle your love for multiple disciplines into a degree as unique as you with a bachelor’s of interdisciplinary studies. This interdisciplinary major will prepare you to enter the workforce with a different perspective, creativity and a diverse set of skills employers look for in well-rounded, flexible candidates. MACU is faith-based and accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most Bachelor of Science interdisciplinary studies jobs are in healthcare, management, education, office and administrative support, business, and financial operations. Because of the flexible nature of the interdisciplinary degree, career paths are quite diverse but the same report shows a median annual wage of $52,000 for interdisciplinary studies majors.
How Does an Interdisciplinary Studies Major Customize a Degree?
Unlike other degree programs which require students to select one major or go the double major route, interdisciplinary studies students are given the freedom to pursue their passions and create their own major by identifying multiple areas of interest–for example, criminal justice and Christian ministry–and combining them to create a personalized degree.
In consultation with an advisor, students are active participants in devising their plan of study for each discipline, selecting 12 semester credit hours of coursework related to each topic, drawn from at least two academic disciplines (for a total of 24 semester credits). In addition to the two areas of disciplines, the student may also wish to complete a third discipline concentration (adding an additional 12 credits) or select electives in any area of study.
Earn an Online Interdisciplinary Studies Degree: Affordable, Flexible and Accelerated
Offering fully accredited online learning since 2008, MACU caters to busy adult students who need a convenient, affordable and flexible program that fits in with their family and work commitments. Here are some of the ways our online interdisciplinary studies classes can help you save money and finish faster:
- Up to 30 life experience credits (per year) for (volunteering, community service, etc.)
- Just one class at a time in a consecutive order
- Eligible military service training can be applied as course credits
- Minimal upfront costs, including no initial book fees
- Free placement testing
- Full support–including tutoring and student services
We offer a small teacher-to-student ratio, and our professors, who all have real-world experience, along with our engaged staff, strive to make every student feel like they’re part of the MACU community. Although this degree is offered completely online, select courses may be offered on campus depending on student interest and faculty availability.
MACU’s On-Campus Experience: Feel at Home on Your Journey of Self-Discovery
MACU students quickly come to love our small campus with a big heart. You’ll immediately feel a sense of belonging, and that’s a credit to our professors, staff and students who are committed to creating a welcoming environment for everyone. With less than 1,500 students on campus, you’ll never feel lost in the crowd as you find your purpose in life and grow in your faith. It’s an ideal setting for curious, adventurous interdisciplinary studies majors because it’s easy to meet friends and discover new passions with on-campus clubs, groups, recreational opportunities, and more.
MACU is located right in the heart of OKC, a growing, liveable city of more than 1.2 million, with tons of places to explore such as local restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks, farmers’ markets, art events, cultural performances, and entertainment districts featuring live music venues.
MACU benefits for on-campus students include:
- Small classes, accessible professors with real-world experience
- Affordable, efficient path to degree completion
- Campus safety is a 24/7 priority
- Support services committed to helping students thrive and succeed
- A flourishing job market and opportunities for internships in a major city
- Recreational, academic, and faith-based activities and groups
- Competitive sports and esports teams
MACU Offers Christ-centered Experience for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors
An interdisciplinary studies degree offers MACU students ample opportunities to develop, strengthen and grow in their faith.
All coursework is bible-based and built on the foundation of Jesus Christ’s love and service to others. Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in weekly chapel services and student-led devotions and explore the many faith-based campus clubs and activities available on campus.