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What can I do with my degree? What do I do after I graduate? This page explores the diverse ways our graduates have answered these questions. Here you will find the most common careers and graduate schools our Nontraditional Degree Programs graduates pursue. Check out  Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and University Without Walls.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

What can I do with an Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Arts Degree?

If you want a broad and diverse educational experience and would prefer not to be confined to the requirements of a single discipline, then Interdisciplinary Studies may be the major for you. It offers different tracks that you can take to personalize your college learning experience to suit your own personal interests. By nature, interdisciplinary degree programs cover many academic areas, providing students with solid academic foundations for multiple careers and various graduate programs.

Some students enroll in undergraduate interdisciplinary programs strictly for educational purposes, while others seek to advance or change careers. An Interdisciplinary Studies degree is appropriate for most careers and occupations with the exception of certain medical, scientific, or K-12 education fields that require more professional certifications and licensures. 

Careers for Bachelor's Degree Holders in Interdisciplinary Studies

Career choices vary widely for Interdisciplinary Studies majors. Career preparation should be tailored to each student according to individual needs. Some of the top professional fields that our NEIU Interdisciplinary Studies graduates enter into include the following:

  • Administration 
  • Business
  • Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health and Social Services

Employers appreciate applicants with diverse backgrounds and with a demonstrated ability to succeed in different fields of endeavor. A B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies will appear attractive to employers looking for people with a global perspective and an ability to integrate many viewpoints.

Graduate Schools 

Many Interdisciplinary Studies graduates pursue advanced degrees in master’s and doctorate programs. The most common subject areas are:

  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Legal Careers
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Inner City Studies
  • Computer Science

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