The difference in earnings between persons with some college education but no bachelor's degree and those who have completed a four-year degree has grown to about 37 percent for men and 41 percent for women.

Source: Education Pays, 2006 edition, The College Board 

Increased Opportunity
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies provides unique opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional students. This degree is ideal if you need flexibility to meet your educational needs. It offers students academic variety, course schedule flexibility and program adaptability. 

Educational Choice
You may choose to go part-time or full-time as your schedule demands. In Interdisciplinary Studies, you can choose from 21 minors. The "build your own" characteristic of the degree program enables you to tailor coursework to meet your specific vocational and career goals. 

Maximum Flexibility
Prior life experience may also translate into college credit in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. Proficiency exams, military service, and a prior learning experience portfolio may be applied toward college credit and used to accelerate your degree completion. GSU also offers online and media-based educational opportunities. Students enrolled in distance learning classes pay Illinois in-state tuition, no matter where they live. 

Major Benefits
Your degree will translate into expanded employment opportunities, job security and increased income. The Interdisciplinary Studies degree fits your busy lifestyle and promising future.

Program Fact Sheet

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Admission, Degree and Graduation Requirements

Admission, Degree and Graduation Requirements

Students who have earned their first bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution are not eligible for admission to this program.

Please meet with your faculty or academic advisor after admission to complete your study plan.

Students may also wish to review the transfer guides for potential course selection.

Advisor Information

Interdisciplinary Studies Office

Paula Levickas
Academic Advisor

Tina Hughes-Burke
Academic Advisor