Interdisciplinary Studies Self Designed Major

Interdisciplinary Studies Self Designed Major

Self-Designed Major

Self-Designed Major

Students can design their major in consultation with their advisors on subject areas of interest

More and more organizations are requiring employees to have the ability to innovate, work in multicultural environments and possess interdisciplinary skills, strong communication and leadership skills. The Midway University Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies provides these values and skills through courses that emphasize practical, integrative and collaborative learning while at the same time allow students to self-design a degree that will meet their current and future career needs.

Interdisciplinary Studies students work closely with an advisor to establish their major and goals. Combining Midway’s general education courses with upper level coursework, students satisfy the credit hour requirement to earn this degree.

No two student’s path are alike within the Interdisciplinary Studies program, it is truly a unique, self-designed program.In consultation with our staff we can also quickly assess what credits you may already have earned and how they can be applied to an Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

Interdisciplinary Studies degrees can be completed online however not all courses at the University are offered online so planning is essential.

Why Midway?


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90% of students receive some form of financial assistance


meet faculty face-to-face get in-person assistance even as an online student

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1-800-952-4122 or email

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What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better.  At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit.  An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

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University credit can be earned for knowledge gained through prior work and learning experience depending upon the nature and scope of the experience. Students can earn up to 21 credit hours towards an undergraduate degree program based on assessment. Review the Credit for Prior Learning webpage or section in the catalog for more information.

What support services are available for online and evening students?

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your online Interdisciplinary Studies Self Designed degree by completing 120 credit hours. Depending on credits transferred or credits earned through our Credit for Prior Learning program, that time could be a lot less.

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

Self Designed Track

General Education Requirements


Supporting Courses

IDS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies3
IDS 310Experiential/Service Learning3
IDS 410Experiential/Service Learning3
IDS 380Interdisciplinary Research3

Self-Designed Major


Courses for the self-designed major are to be proposed by students and their advisor and then submitted to the appropriate Dean for presentation and approval by the Curriculum and Policy Committee

IDS 490Senior Capstone3



Total Credit Hours


Professional Studies/Career Development Track

General Education


Professional/Career Major

Area I: Oral and Written Communication6
Area II: Critical Thinking6
Area III: Technology and Information Literacy6
Area IV: Area of Emphasis18
Area V: Senior Capstone3-6



Total Credit Hours


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