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Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


The Online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies offers students a unique opportunity to enhance their education, prepare to serve Christ in their unique roles in His kingdom, and individually format their curriculum.

The online Interdisciplinary Studies is a bachelor's degree that permits less specialization than is required for other majors. Students fulfill their interdisciplinary major with 42 hours of course work from three area concentrations, rather than a single subject major. At least 9 hours must be taken in each area. The course of study culminates in a capstone experience under the supervision of the dean.

Through career-specific advising, students earning an interdisciplinary degree will benefit from:

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Curriculum Summary

Students desiring an online interdisciplinary studies degree will be required to complete 124 hours for the degree. Students must fulfill their interdisciplinary major with 42 hours of course work from 3 areas. At least 9 hours must be taken in each area. Upon declaring as an Interdisciplinary Studies major, the student must meet with their Dean. The dean will work with the student to identify appropriate courses to finish out the degree program. The student and dean must develop and sign a contract for completion and any deviation would need to be approved by the Dean.

Course Descriptions

All course descriptions can be found in the Belhaven University Catalogue.

Admission Information

As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, contact


    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. You may make copies of the transcript request form provided. Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. See Transferability of Credit Notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.
    • Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required.
    • A student who has earned the General Education Development (GED) certificate may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate. Subscores must be 450 or higher or an average standard score of 500 or higher to be considered for admission.

    • A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation as well as an official report of the ACT or SAT score directly from the testing service. Applications will be processed and admission status determined when all required items, including the ACT or SAT, where applicable, are on file.
    • Freshmen who have graduated and been out of high school for five years or more will not be required to submit an ACT score, but their applications must come before the committee.
    • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 525 or above on the paper-based or 71 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirements may be waived if English proficiency can be demonstrated through other reliable documentation. Proficiency is usually demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States.
    • A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.