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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. (Online)

CBU's online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program gives you the freedom to design your own bachelor's program.

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Program Intro

CBU's online B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies program is built around the core belief that everyone has a purpose. It’s your life, it’s your purpose, and the interdisciplinary studies program allows you to pursue your purpose on your terms.

48 Units

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16 Months to Completion

*Based on a full-time course load and prior completion of general education and elective requirements

$520 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Online) at CBU?

Gain Skills Useful in the Workplace

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies will be prepared with skills useful in the workplace, such as leadership, department analysis and relationship building. This interactive and hands-on degree program uses online tools to engage with faculty and classmates. Coursework includes real-world projects and case studies that are immediately applicable in the real world.

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe essential concepts related to their field of study.
  2. Apply critical thinking in developing meaningful skills and major concepts learned throughout the program.
  3. Integrate theories across students’ chosen areas of emphases.
  4. Analyze and synthesize professional development within their chosen field.
  5. Synthesize disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts with Biblical truths.
  6. Apply interdisciplinary concepts to their chosen field.
  7. Evaluate essential concepts in their areas of emphases.

LDR 330: Personal Leadership

This course introduces the student to the concepts of personal leadership and helps identifies the skills and strategies that the student may employ to effectively lead.

IDS 498: Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone

Students will review their personal and professional development based upon their baccalaureate experiences at California Baptist University.

CST 100: Overview of the Bible

A general survey of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian writings (New Testament) with special emphasis to the religious and national life of the Hebrew people, the life of Jesus, and the development of the early church.

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Effat Zeidan Hatoum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Online)

Office Phone: 951-552-8453
Office Location: Mission Hall, 103

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

CBU Online has received various awards and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

2024 Online Semester Classes Begin
Spring 2024 - Session 2 March 4
Summer 2024 - Session 1 May 6
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28

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Career Possibilities

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Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!