Create your own major with CBU's interdisciplinary studies program and earn a BA or BS degree. Customize your bachelor's degree to fit your career goals. Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S. or B.A.)
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Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S. or B.A.)

Create your own major. Customize your degree with the subjects and courses that are right for you.

Your interests, strengths, and academic and career goals may not fit within any one particular degree program. With the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, you can create a unique study plan that combines courses from multiple areas of study into one degree.

CBU students have recently created these degrees:

  • Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management and a minor in Applied Psychology
  • American Cultural and Literary Studies
  • Global Studies and German
  • Business Administration and Biology

What You’ll Study

All CBU undergraduates complete general education requirements that give a great foundation in important areas of study like English composition, math, sciences, and the arts.

Then you’ll work with your academic advisor to create your own course of study.


  Interdisciplinary studies major collects lichen from a log.
"My lichen research started as an independent study with a faculty member, and it led to a summer internship with the Overton Park Conservancy. Not only have I really enjoyed it, but it has turned into a field of study that I am interested in pursuing after graduation. I have had some amazing experiences I would not have had otherwise because of these research opportunities."
-- Hannah Schultz ('18) 

Is Interdisciplinary Studies for You?

An Interdisciplinary Studies major may be the right choice for you if you are:

  • Changing majors, but still want to use your completed credits
  • Pursuing a career that covers multiple disciplines
  • Considering a double major, but don’t have the time
  • Transferring credits that need to fit together into one degree
  • Creating a unique group of courses to prepare for a specific master’s program
  • Interested in individual courses offered at CBU, but can’t find a major that pulls them together

Next Steps

Ready to create your own major? If you're a CBU student already and would like to find out more about creating your own major, contact your academic advisor.

Or, schedule a visit or apply today to begin creating your own unique college experience.

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