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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Online

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is a flexible program shaped around your career path, designed around universal, in-demand skills.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Northeastern embraces that every student’s education and career path is unique, which is why we created the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Through this flexible program, you'll:

  • Create a customized study plan with your academic advisor to create a degree that matches your educational and career goals.
  • Receive experience-driven opportunities to gain real-world experience to help build your resume.
  • Learn from industry professionals who have extensive and proven experience in a variety of industries and fields.
  • Study from a core set of courses dedicated to communication, leadership, and project management skills—in-demand skills used in almost every industry and role.
  • Apply previous coursework to maximize transfer credits and accelerate time to completion.
  • Earn your degree 100% online.

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Unique Features

  • Customize your plan of study—developed with your advisor— to meet your career goals.
  • Taught by industry experts with experience at places like Ernst & Young, John Hancock, MIT, and more.
  • Apply previous coursework to maximize transfer credits and accelerate time to completion.
  • Earn your degree 100% online.

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

The NUpath requirement Creative Expression/Innovation (EI) is not explicitly satisfied by required courses in the curriculum at this time. Students are responsible for satisfying this requirement, and if this is not fulfilled in required major courses, they should use general electives to do so.

No more than 27 total credits of business courses (ACC, FIN, MGT, MKT) are permitted for the degree.

Foundation Courses

30 semester hours required.

English

Complete one of the following courses with corresponding lab:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Mathematics

3.00
3.00

Information Technology

3.00

Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

3.00

Philosophy 

Choose one of the following:

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Social Sciences

3.00

Core Courses

18 semester hours required.

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Major Required Courses

33 semester hours required.

Interdisciplinary

Self-designed interdisciplinary program created by the student with advisor and faculty. Approved by Associate Dean. 30 s.h.

  • Include two or three areas of study
  • Complete no more than four 1000-level classes

Capstone

3.00

Major Electives

18 semester hours required.

Complete 18SH of coursework at or above the 3000 level.

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 21 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours. 

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Facts – begin at our website

  1. No application fees
  2. No SATs or ACTs required
  3. Multiple start terms per year

Requirements

  • Online application – free and simple to complete
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree or completed attestation form
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

For more information on Bachelor's Completion Admissions Requirements, please visit our Application Web Page.

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

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Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below are recommended; however, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications submitted after these deadlines will still be considered for the upcoming term.

The domestic deadlines below allow time for those transferring credits. More details.

Fall 2021

Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 9, 2021) August 12, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: October 27, 2021) September 29, 2021

Spring 2022

Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: January 10, 2022) December 13, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: March 7, 2022) February 7, 2022

Summer 2022

Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: May 9, 2022) April 11, 2022
Domestic application complete (second half start: June 29, 2022) June 1, 2022

Student Body Profile

The communication, leadership, and project management skills you learn and sharpen in our classrooms and through your experiential learning opportunities are designed to align with your career goals. These are highly sought-after skills in almost every organization and applicable to any position to desire.

  • 93% of employers agree that a candidates' ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.
  • 55% of employers prefer a combination of field-specific knowledge and skills and a broad range of knowledge and skills.