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What will I learn?

If the path to your dream does not take you through one of Azusa Pacific’s traditional major programs, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies may be for you. Create your own education journey, focusing on two to three fields of study specific to your career goals, with the added benefits of a faculty advisor to help guide you and courses designed to help you discern your unique calling.

Rapid technological advancement is changing the world and creating brand new career fields while making others obsolete. This new working landscape requires a new type of college graduate—one who possesses a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences and deep knowledge of two or three specific disciplines. APU’s interdisciplinary bachelor degree will prepare you, with your particular strengths and calling, for the working world.

How It Works

  • A core of 18 units focusing on exploring and discerning vocation allows you to dive deep into your identity and calling, identifying a clear direction for your studies and exploring how to integrate your work in your chosen disciplines. (Also available as the Vocational Development minor for those not enrolled in the interdisciplinary studies program).
  • Choose two or three fields of study and build a degree program with the help of a designated faculty advisor.
  • Co-creating your education experience means using your time in college to prepare for the work you feel called to do, even if that requires knowledge and training in different disciplines.
  • Gain real-world experience through internships and service-learning opportunities to get a feel for what you truly love to do.
  • Complete a capstone project to articulate what you’ve learned and why it’s valuable, preparing you for a competitive job market.

Interdisciplinary Studies Careers

Train to become an athletic coach who impacts students’ lives, studying kinesiology, psychology, and leadership. Or prepare for your calling in business as mission by taking classes in theology, business, and global studies. The opportunities are endless; see below for more career possibilities.

  • Athletic coach
  • Pastor
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Missionary
  • Editor
  • Museum curator
  • Teacher
  • Historical novelist
  • Church service coordinator

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Complete the 120 total units)

Tuition fees
US$40,830.00 per year
This fee is for 12 - 18 units

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2022


Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Avenue,



91702, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

For international students

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

International students should have obtained a TOEFL iBT sore 80 including scores of 18 in speaking, 20 in listening, 20 in reading, and 22 in writing and IELTS score 6.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Azusa Pacific University

APU offers students a choice of more than 100 study programs including UG and PG courses, as well as online classes to choose from.

  • Best university in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Based in California, USA
  • Offers students a wide range of support services
  • Professors are experts in their respective fields

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