Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Degree (BA)

Exploring what career path to take? Want to keep your options open? Choose the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Interdisciplinary Studies at Booth University College. It’s a flexible program that allows you to study multiple areas of interest while preparing you for future career paths or graduate studies.

Overview

Booth University College’s Interdisciplinary Studies degree programs allow independent-minded students the flexibility to create and shape a program of study that meets their needs. A degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies could prepare for professional programs in law, ministry, journalism, or education.

Studying at Booth

Booth University College’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a three-year or four-year degree which is designed to give you a university level qualification without a particular disciplinary major. This is an interdisciplinary bachelor degree, which encourages studies that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries.  It is built on a progressive core curriculum that comprises a wide range of interdisciplinary topics from the arts, social and natural sciences, at the same time giving the opportunity to sample professional courses in business and social work. Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Booth UC leave prepared for a wide variety of jobs and careers with the skills that are highly sought after in today’s workforce.

Integrated with a Christian worldview, you’ll develop a strong sense of ethics and integrity, and your knowledge and insight will allow for a deeper understanding of the human condition. It is from this perspective that you can build a lifetime of volunteer or professional service, helping to change our communities and the world at large for the better.

Learning Objectives:

In addition to the Institutional Learning Outcomes, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program seeks to develop in its students the following intellectual abilities and disciplinary skills:

  1. A foundation in the arts and sciences as delivered in the core curriculum;
  2. The ability to articulate an informed view of the world with an appreciation for its complexity and diversity, and to do so with an appreciation for the Christian world view and a multidisciplinary perspective;
  3. The ability to write clearly, and think critically across a range of disciplines;
  4. The ability to select courses beyond the core curriculum which comprise a particular area of interest, giving the student a disciplinary emphasis appropriate to a three-year or four-year degree;
  5. Preparation for success in the job market or in a post-baccalaureate program by the acquisition of a university college degree.

“I am constantly surrounded by people with purpose. It is absolutely inspiring to walk among friends who share the goal of making the world a better place. My only advice to incoming students is: Allow yourself to listen and see the lessons surrounding you. There is knowledge and kindness inside and outside of our classrooms.

– Bianca Mattos (Student, BA General Studies)

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Bachelor of Education

Considering a degree in Education? Booth University College and the University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Education have an articulation agreement whereby a Booth UC student can take up to 42 credits toward the U of W’s five-year Integrated Bachelor of Education degree or apply to their after-degree program after earning a Booth UC degree. Visit our Academic Partnerships page for more information.

Course Requirements

Degree Program Admission and Continuance Criteria: Entrance to this degree program is currently open to all students on a direct entry basis. Students whose accumulated grade point average falls below 2.0 at the end of 60 credit hours of study will not be allowed to continue in the degree program.

3 year/90 credit Requirements:

  • Minimum of 90 credit hours
  • 42 credit hours in the core curriculum
  • 48 credit hours , including ENG280, at least one disciplinary 395 Special Topics course, the 499 Integration capstone course and an additional 18 credit hours at the 200 level or higher (including 6 credit hours at the 300 level or above) in two of the disciplines in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (i.e.English, Film Studies, Sociology. Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, History) and The School of Business

4 year/120 credit Requirements:

  • Minimum of 120 credit hours
  • 42 credit hours in the core curriculum
  • 78 credit hours, including ENG280, 6 credit hours in 100 level Social Science in addition to the core requirements, at least one disciplinary 395 Special Topics course, one of the 499 Integration capstone courses from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and an additional 18 credit hours at the 200 level or higher (including 6 credit hours at the 300 level or above) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (i.e. English, Film Studies, Sociology. Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, History) and The School of Business

Detailed information on course options is available in the Academic Calendar.

Career Possibilities

Many jobs and career paths require a college or university degree as a pre-requisite for application. Entry level positions in business, banking, retail management, government, public relations and event planning and the social services are but a few places a bachelor degree graduate might find employment. For those who want to enhance their career prospects by further study, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies makes a great foundation for an after-degree in education, the study of law and other career paths that are open to graduates with a three-year degree. Others may elect to complete the 4 year degree in order to enter a master’s program.

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Contact Us

For more information about the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, or other Booth University College programs and admissions, contact our Admissions team.

Email: admissions@boothuc.ca
Phone: 204-924-4887 or toll-free:
877-942-6684 ext. 887
Visit: 447 Webb Place, Room 107
(main floor beside Booth Bistro),
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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