Looking for a degree that is as unique as you are? Do you have specific career goals that don’t align with the one-size-fits-all options in a college catalog? Then you need to check out Delaware Valley University’s newest degree, interdisciplinary studies.
Designed for highly motivated, independent thinkers who want to tailor their education to meet their interests and goals, DelVal’s bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies is a customizable major that allows you to gain knowledge from multiple disciplines.
As an IS student, you’ll follow your own academic and career goals by designing a program tailored to your specific interests. You may integrate your IS major around any two academic areas already offered at DelVal.
Do you love science but want to gain some practical knowledge and career skills? Consider combining biology and media or animal science and business. Want to pursue a career in criminal justice with a focus on wildlife? Combine criminal justice and conservation and wildlife management.
You’ll get multiple perspectives on issues and ideas, and open yourself up to multiple career and graduate school options. This major will also allow you to gain critical-thinking and problem-solving skills from different points of view.
The IS degree helps you make use of your:
- Transfer credits
- “Mixed bag” of credits
- Passion for more than one subject
- Specific career goals
IS is also designed for the adult learner with college credit in various disciplines, the interdisciplinary studies major is the perfect way to combine your previous college credits and work experiences as a pathway to graduation. It is especially beneficial for military personnel with previous college credits in more than one specific academic area.
In combination with previously earned credit, you can create a customized degree plan by selecting areas of study that are of interest to you, in consultation with your advisor.
Bottom line: The interdisciplinary studies degree may be just the option you need to pursue your bachelor’s degree, from the ground up or as a way to complete a degree already begun. Many careers require a college degree, but they may not prescribe what that is. IS allows you to pursue your passion and gain the skills and knowledge needed to go in flexible directions. What are you waiting for?