B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Create your own course of study
The University of Mississippi's College of Liberal Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students select three minor fields of study, two of which must be within the College of Liberal Arts, which offers 52 minor fields of study across the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Students create a flexible degree program that may fit many academic or career interests more precisely than a traditional B.A. degree.
Built on top of the rigorous and extensive general education foundation of the B.A. degree in the College, students may find this program especially well-suited to their interests. No matter what minors are put together, students can expect to gain the kind of skills critical to a liberal arts education - skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people.
Join some of the 76 student organizations in the CLA for professionalism, community service, and fun. Work with faculty or the Career Center to arrange an internship experience. Join a faculty travel course in the US or abroad to take your learning on the road.
A B.A. in interdisciplinary studies consists of three minors. Two of the selected minors must be from departments and programs within the College of Liberal Arts. Students must complete Spch 102 and at least 12 hours at the 300-level or higher in each of the selected minors.
"I was originally interested in medical school, but my science courses lacked world context. I began to wonder how economics, gender, race, geography, and political systems affect health outcomes and health inequalities."
After studying international health policy from London School of Economics, and working with the Center for Obesity Research at the UM Medical Center, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in health policy.