Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies online degree program is designed for students who have a wide range of interests and are considering multiple majors. The 120-hour program offers a solid academic foundation as well as the opportunity to explore aspects of several academic disciplines both within and outside of the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education in order to craft a single degree that fits each student’s goals.

Interdisciplinary studies majors learn how to communicate effectively and think critically, which are vital skills necessary for both academic and vocational success.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

To be fully admitted into this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be formally admitted to UA Little Rock.  Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.
  • Meet or exceed the eligibility requirements to enroll in RHET 1311 Composition I: A minimum ACT English score of 19, a minimum SAT I verbal score of 450, RHET 0310, or RHET 0321.

Graduation Requirements

The program requires 60 hours in addition to the UALR core curriculum requirements. The major must include 18 hours of study in three emphasis areas (54 hours total), as well as IDST 3350 Reasoning Across the Disciplines and IDST 4350 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone. Students select three concentration areas (disciplines or interdisciplinary areas) and take a minimum of 18 hours (typically 6 courses) in each area selected. At least 2 of the concentration areas must be located in the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education. The third area may be located in any college. All required courses for the concentrations listed above are available online in the standard semester-length format. Some courses may also be offered in an accelerated 8-week format. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more details about this program.

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UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.


UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501-916-3005 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501-569-3143. The Disability Support Services website,, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Cost per credit hour: $292