Interdisciplinary Arts & Science Degree
What does this degree say to employers? What is the value of such a degree? A person who holds the B.A. in liberal arts is able to analyze, research, and create ideas and apply them to workplace problems or projects. He or she has developed an advanced ability to communicate ideas effectively in writing and in other ways. The degree also avoids overspecialization in a volatile economy and has, historically, been more than adequate for competitive graduate schools and professional programs. As a graduate, your degree says to prospective employers and graduate programs that you read and write critically, you understand research and complex writing tasks, and that you are educated in the various academic disciplines.
The B.A. at the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education is not a traditional discipline-based major. Instead, students either choose a concentration area or they combine courses from different disciplines to create a directed course of study centered on an area of special interest.A concentration is a group of courses in a particular academic or professional area such as human services, public administration, media and communications or labor studies. A concentration is like a major, but it is broader and more flexible in the courses it may include. Some students do not choose a concentration and instead complete the grouping of courses to fulfill the B.A. degree requirements. Either approach is planned with an academic advisor. See our concentrations