College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Your college years are a time of exploration—learning, growing, considering new perspectives. So why choose only one major when you can combine components of Northwest's 70+ different majors and programs? With NU's interdisciplinary studies program, you'll design your own course of study—one that fits your unique goals and interests. Through the mentorship of a personal advisor and experienced professors, you'll explore the possibilities and start on the path toward your future. After all, that's what college is for, and Northwest University can help you begin the journey.

Why Interdisciplinary Studies at NU?

  • Benefit from small classes where you receive one-on-one attention from professors who care about your success.
  • Learn from faculty members whose teaching reflects real-world experience in their fields as well as high academic qualifications.
  • Craft your own degree plan, combining your different interests and passions into one degree.

Examples of self-designed study programs:

  • Intercultural Studies with TESOL
  • Health and Fitness with TESOL
  • Health and Fitness with Finance and Accounting
  • Business with Communication
  • Psychology with Health and Fitness
  • Business Management with Music
  • Business Management with Pastoral Ministries
  • Psychology with Science
  • Psychology with Communication
  • Music with Writing

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in interdisciplinary studies can open up for you include:

  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Health & Fitness
  • Ministry
  • Graduate Studies

Word From The Provost

Dr. Jim Heugel

Dr. Jim Heugel


"The interdisciplinary studies degree provides a unique opportunity for you to pursue various areas of interest. You can draw from the various programs at NU to craft an educational experience that will prepare you to meet future career goals. If you have chosen a career track that does not align with an NU major, the interdisciplinary studies degree may be the right fit for you."

View Courses

View program details and course descriptions.

Go to the Catalog

Next Steps

Ready to get started? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon.

 Request Info  Apply Now