Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, BA
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Today’s employment landscape is evolving into one that prizes expertise in an increasing number of specialized fields. The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program at ASU’s West campus allows students to build a flexible, customized degree that is unique to their specific career goals.

Today's employment landscape is evolving into one that prizes expertise in an increasing number of specialized fields. The BA program in interdisciplinary arts and sciences at ASU's West campus allows students to build a flexible, customized degree that is unique to their specific career goals. For example, a business degree with an emphasis in communications can lead to employment opportunities that aren't as easily accessed by a traditional business degree alone.

By providing the opportunity to combine disciplines, the college equips students with the specialized education they need to reach their individual career goals.

This degree program culminates in a capstone internship experience that provides real-world perspective, skills and connections, creating versatile graduates and attractive job applicants in the corporate world.

Program Offered

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, BA

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Location
West

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career Outlook

Emphasizing interdisciplinary study combined with a specific area of concentration (e.g., business, communication studies, English, gerontology, history, psychology or preprofessional studies), students tailor their programs to meet individualized career goals. The capstone internship program prepares students to make the transition smoothly to graduate school or postbaccalaureate employment in:

  • business settings
  • community settings
  • cultural settings
  • educational settings
  • social sciences and human service settings

Students planning graduate or professional degrees in law, business, helping professions or in traditional disciplines benefit from the flexibility of this program for a broad range of future academic and career pursuits.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.4%$33,120
Biological Technicians 10.2%$43,800
Business Intelligence Analysts9.3%$88,510
City and Regional Planning Aides4.3%$46,000
Social Science Research Assistants4.3%$46,000
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 9.9%$47,900
Public Relations Specialists 8.8%$59,300
Clergy8.2%$47,100
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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