BS and BLS in Interdisciplinary Studies

Students interested in the online Interdisciplinary Studies major should refer to the Undergraduate Degree Completion Program.

The on-campus interdisciplinary studies major provides an opportunity to pursue a course of study developed around a unifying theme, problem, or issue. Students must complete an application that will propose 10 upper-level courses selected from various Metropolitan College departments and programs that relate to their proposed topic. The application must include a statement of rationale for the topic and be sponsored by a member of the faculty. The application must then be reviewed and approved by the associate dean. The faculty sponsor and associate dean must also approve subsequent course substitutions.

Learning Outcomes

  • A broad understanding of the liberal arts (that may be considered complete in itself or as suitable preparation for graduate studies), along with college-level rhetorical acumen through exposure to the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including mathematics and computer science.
  • Critical-thinking skills via analysis and synthesis of interdisciplinary material studied in the classical and contemporary liberal arts.
  • Preparedness for active citizenship by means of a strong foundation in the liberal arts and an understanding of the connectedness of knowledge and learning.

Admissions Information

For current admissions information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan College are required to complete a minimum of 32 courses (128 credits), including Hub requirements, major requirements, related courses, and electives.

Hub Requirements

All BU undergraduate students, including transfer students, will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, the University’s general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements can be satisfied in a number of ways, including coursework in and beyond the major as well as through cocurricular activities.

Major Courses

A total of 10 approved upper-level courses (40 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required. A minimum of six courses (24 credits) must be 300 level or higher.


Electives are chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. The number of electives varies depending on transfer credit.