This degree is for students who have decided to gain a broad and deep education rather than be narrowly focused. Flexibility to choose courses that match your interests provides you with solid preparation for a rewarding career or graduate school.

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Best Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies
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BA in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
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BA in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, Specialization in Elementary Education
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What can I do with my Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies degree?

Businesses and communities need creative problem-solvers, leaders and integrative thinkers, which means it is no longer enough to be limited to one discipline.

Students study togetherRecent graduates are working in every kind of business imaginable and teaching K-8 in the U.S. and abroad. Others have pursued Master and Doctorate degrees (Harvard, Stanford, Columbia U). Learn more here.

Hiring companies for Program graduates: Google • AmeriCorps • T-Mobile • Seattle Public Schools • Yahoo • Seattle University • Efelle Media • Verus Investments •  State of Washington • Pediatric Assoc • Mariners • Blitz Digital Agency • Children’s Hospital • U.S. Govt • Pushpay •  Learn more here.

Marketable skills come from being trained as an interdisciplinarian: project-management, effective communication, teamwork, leadership, strategic thinking, creativity and enterprise.

Degree Requirements & Unique Features

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Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society

Our IDLS program is the first and only program on the West Coast to qualify for a chapter of the national honor society for interdisciplinary studies. Induction into Alpha Iota Sigma is a prestigious distinction awarded only to the most outstanding students.

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