BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

If you have a specific set of interests, you can combine them in our Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program. This degree allows for flexibility in designing a program that brings together courses across the humanities and sciences. At our Hazlet partnership site with Brookdale Community College, you can pursue your B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus area in English. You also have the option to take education courses that lead to certification as a K-6 elementary teacher with a special education endorsement.

The program features a work-friendly format that consists of convenient evening courses. You’ll meet like-minded students; stretch your critical thinking, writing, and presenting skills, and form meaningful relationships with our faculty members.

Career Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

If you’re considering earning an interdisciplinary degree, you probably already have a strong idea of what you want to do with your career. If you want to combine the analysis and writing skills learned in your English courses with business, psychology, or other humanities fields, you can develop many marketable skills for fields such as:

  • Publishing
  • Marketing and market research
  • Journalism and writing
  • Human and social services
  • Education

If you’re already in a career path that excites you, the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies can help you enhance your performance. Finally, you have the option to pursue elementary teacher certification with us.

Required Courses for the Interdisciplinary Studies Major

The interdisciplinary studies program is a degree-completion program designed for students who hold an A.A. degree, or have at least 60 transferable credits from another college or university. You can transfer a maximum of 75 credits from Brookdale or another two-year institution to your program at Georgian Court. We will accept up to 90 total credits from all sources. You will need to complete a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. The exact courses you take with us will vary depending on your previous experience. Core courses required of all students include:

  • IN201 Exploring Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)
  • IN401 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)

At our Hazlet site, we offer you the opportunity to pursue a focus area in English. You will need to complete 18 credits of 300- and 400-level English courses, plus 6 credits in another area of interest.

Required Courses for the Dual Elementary Teacher Certification and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement

Georgian Court University’s teacher training curriculum includes clinical experience (observing a master teacher) and clinical practice (full-time student teaching). Throughout your program, you will have the support of a GCU advisor as well as your school site supervisor.

Learn more about the completion of the teacher certification process.

  • Accommodations, Modifications, and Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
  • Collaborative Planning with Family, School and Community Partners for Elementary and Special Educators
  • Educational Assessment
  • Elementary Education Clinical Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Instructing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Instruction in ELA and Literacy I in Inclusive Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Instruction in Literacy II and Social Studies in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education
  • Instructional Design and Technology Integration in Inclusive Elementary Education
  • Numeracy in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education
  • Reflective Practice in Elementary and Special Education
  • Science and Technology in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education

Please note that program requirements, including courses and course schedules, are subject to change.

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