What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is a university-wide degree coordinated through the College of Arts & Sciences by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. This multidiscipline academic program is appropriate for students motivated by specific interests not recognized in traditional majors and is not intended to compete with existing programs. All University requirements, including 31 hours of upper division coursework and a year's residence, must be met for graduation.

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is intended to allow students maximum flexibility to custom-design a curriculum to their personal and career goals. Such a program of study must assure depth of study as well as breadth. Therefore, it must insure that students take at least 36 upper-division hours in the areas they have chosen for emphasis and that they select a minimum of 12 hours in each of three areas or 18 hours in two. Emphasis areas must be selected from at least two colleges. University core curriculum requirement (45 hours) must be met in addition to a general studies core of 12 hours.

To insure coherence in the program, the student must construct and explain in writing the rationale for the interdisciplinary studies program's direct relationship to the student's personal and career goals. Each student will be required to meet with in the academic disciplines who will agree to sponsor the student in drawing up the proposed curriculum, formulating the rationale, and presenting the case in writing to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. This should be done prior to the senior year.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Committee will review applications and, if approved, the student may proceed with the curriculum. The committee will meet during the fall, spring and summer semesters

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (122 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,



39762, United States

Full Time (122 semester hours)

Tuition fees
USD $600 per Credit hour for (1-11 hours) for summer; USD $986.75 per credit hour (1-11 hours) for fall and spring
Start date

18 January 2022


Meridian College Park Campus

1000 Highway 19 North,



39307, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of Secondary school credentials and college credits from non-U.S. institutions.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of Diploma from secondary school or secondary leaving examination.

English Language Proficiency

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum band score of 6.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum 525 for paper-based test, 197 for computer-based test, and 71 for Internet-based test
  • English portion of the ACT: minimum 19.

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


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