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Interdisciplinary Studies

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Our Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Arts program is a unique, customized, liberal arts degree designed for both non-traditional adult students who have some college but no degree, as well as traditional students who would like a customized degree program where they design their own major of study.   

We offer both fully online and hybrid on-ground / online programs from which to select. Our programs allow previous credits to transfer to Newman from any accredited university, and offer flexible daytime and online courses tailored to fit your individual personal career goals and interests.

Additionally, tuition is very affordable and we have many scholarships available from first time, transfer and even for the nontraditional adult student!

One major course, HUM 3103 Interdisciplinary Studies, and two 15 credit hour areas of emphasis courses, personally designed by you and your academic advisor, are required to complete the degree. Your areas of emphasis are chosen based on thematic interest and are not limited strictly to academic disciplines.

Most importantly, the Interdisciplinary Studies degree allows you to develop emphasis areas that enhance your current job skill-set, primes you for future career growth, and prepares you academically if you choose to continue your graduate degree.

Start Dates

Our online programs are designed to meet your schedule and begin every 8 weeks. Classes run continuously throughout the year to help accelerate your degree completion.

With online and daytime day class options, you can complete your degree without having to disrupt your work or personal family life.

About Our Faculty

Interdisciplinary Studies

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in a variety of disciplines. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Careers and Job Outlook

While pursuing a degree in interdisciplinary studies, you can expect a promising future. 

A degree in interdisciplinary studies will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to your interests. Potential careers and expected median salaries will differ based on the field you choose to enter.


Our students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internships and local partnerships within the community. You can expect your professors and advisors to help you find opportunities that will expand your skill set and prepare you for the workforce.

Click here to learn more about the internships and cooperative education we provide.

Student Testimonials


"I think Newman has a great value and I think it’s because you get to know your professors by name. The president of the university knew my name... because you get a personal relationship with everyone at Newman."

Easton Julian

"I went to a junior college before I came, and it's really just a totally different atmosphere. The atmosphere was so friendly here, and being that much older than the students, I wasn't sure how they would accept me, but they were just wonderful. They included me. And then Professor Bontrager encouraged me to go on the Guatemala (Study & Serve) trip, and again I thought, 'Oh, I don't know how this is going to work,' but I made some wonderful friends and I just had a wonderful time. They were just so caring, and you know, I was probably like a grandma to them, because they helped me get up the hills and things like that, which was really sweet. I think that the friendship and the camaraderie was so much greater at Newman."

Mary Short