Programs: Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies - Arizona Christian University

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies

Overview

Arizona Christian University offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS). The IDS degree programs present the opportunity for students to work with their academic advisors to design a course of study to meet their specific vocational and intellectual goals. The students complete ACU’s CORE, four IDS core courses that support the development of critical thinking, research evaluation, and effective communication, and two minor programs chosen from 32+ options. Additionally, the program allows for the completion of a third minor, or a student-selected series of elective courses to complete the IDS program.

Why Interdisciplinary Studies at ACU?

In addition to the application of specific disciplines to related occupations, the IDS degree provides unique opportunities for graduates to practice across disciplines, synthesize diverse ideas, and to work in highly collaborative settings.

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate holistic, critical, logical, and creative thinking through reading, speaking, and writing (print and online) while integrating a biblical worldview.
  • Investigate and synthesize constructs and processes from diverse academic disciplines.
  • Describe and evaluate major historical and contemporary human ideas, ethical systems, and philosophies.
  • Examine and experience career opportunities related to their chosen academic disciplines.
  • Evaluate discipline-specific research literature and produce original research and arguments.

What will I study?

IDS students’ programs are individualized by combining 2 minors chosen from 32+ options, several student-selected elective courses, and courses to support the development of critical thinking, research evaluation, and effective communication. All IDS students study:

  • Logic
  • Professional Writing
  • Contemporary Ethics
  • Humanities

Career Paths

Interdisciplinary Studies program graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career positions, including:

  • Consultant
  • Communication Expert
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Educators
  • Political Scientist
  • Marketing Specialist

Interdisciplinary Studies


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School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

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Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of foreign language courses (B.A.) or 8 credits of science courses (B.S.). 3 credits of Upper Division Biblical and Theological Studies electives are required.

Note: Courses with an asterisk (*) carry a pre-requisite.

Campus

CourseCourse NameCredits
PHI 301Logic3
ENG 380Professional Writing*3
PHI 402Contemporary Ethics3
IDS 490Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone3
Choose TwoAccounting
Behavioral Health
Biblical Studies Intensive
Biology
Business
Child Development
Christian Ministries
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Family Studies
General Science
History
Humanties
Marketing
Math
Management
Music
Non-Profit Management
Organizational Leadership
Physical Education
Political Economy
Political Science
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
18
Sport Psychology19
Athletic Coaching20

Online

CourseCourse NameCredits
PHI 301Logic3
ENG 380Professional Writing*3
PHI 402Contemporary Ethics3
IDS 490Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone3
Choose TwoBehavioral Health
Biblical Studies Intensive
Business
Christian Ministries
Communication
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Family Studies
Liberal Arts
Professional Studies
Secondary Education
18