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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Description

Put your personal stamp on your education with AUM’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. This flexible plan of study gives you the kind of well-rounded education that employers want because it gives you a broad perspective and prepares you for the fast-changing job market. You’ll design a curriculum based on your own interests, developing a primary and secondary field from areas across the campus, mixing and matching disciplines to customize your academic experience.

Options within Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Liberal Arts (which follows Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum this page)
  • Religious Studies

Points of Pride

  • Students can design their own tailor-made course of study.
  • Students can create course schedules with mostly online or evening classes.
  • Students have presented their own research at academic conferences such as the Mathematical Association of America’s Southeastern Region Annual Meeting and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Mathematics and Statistics Conference.
  • Students have received real-world experience with internships at River City Publishing, the U. S. Forestry Service, the City of Prattville, and the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

An interdisciplinary degree is a good background for any number of careers and graduate programs. Students with interdisciplinary degrees often go on to work in business, law, and education.

U.S Bureau of Labor statistic sample


Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Art Director

$89,760 per year

2% (1,800 more jobs)

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$132,800 per year

2% (3,700 more jobs

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$104,140 per year

7% (4,700 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of English and Philosophy 
Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 337

Soaring Warhawks

  • Brandi Johnson works for the Alabama Realtors Association.
  • Benjamin Garrett earned a Master of Arts in Sociology at Auburn and is now pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Marney Garzon is the owner of Metro Fitness.
  • Jeffrey Moody is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Tennessee.
  • Shirley Carlisle is a Geographic Information Systems Specialist at Alagasco.
  • Darius Pettway is an Auditor at the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
  • Jessica Johnson is a Service Learning Leader for AmeriCorps.
  • Amanda Brunson Tucker is an Academic Advisor in AUM’s College of Business.
  • LeAnne Reeves is an Academic Advisor in AUM’s College of Nursing.
  • Kris Conner is an Academic Advisor in AUM’s College of Public Policy and Justice.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Interdisciplinary Studies major includes:

Meta Skills Courses

Foreign Language Sequence or Calculus I and II

Major Courses (3000 level or above)

Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Course (writing intensive)

Secondary Courses (fulfilled by a university approved minor or 12 hours in Nursing OR 12 hours in Education)