Offered exclusively online

In the spirit of the liberal arts tradition, Ouachita’s online degree completion program in interdisciplinary studies allows students to engage multiple disciplines in creating a unique portfolio of learning experiences. This program offers students the flexibility to design a program of study that best serves their educational goals while utilizing prior credit earned at Ouachita or other accredited institutions.

Career Options

Unlimited career opportunities including such fields as business administration, Christian studies, communications, social sciences and more.

Featured Courses

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone

Degree Details

This flexible degree program allows you to choose at least two emphases to suit your interests and the needs of your future career path:

  • Business Administration
  • Christian Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Professional Writing
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Additionally, students may propose an emphasis not listed above, subject to approval by the university.

View the detailed degree requirements PDF to see course options included in the program. 

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Online Coursework

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choose your path

Business Administration

Highlights skills and knowledge that contribute to the development of management and leadership abilities for individuals engaged in corporate or commercial enterprises.

Christian Studies

Offers unique learning opportunities for strengthening personal faith and preparation for ministry in a variety of settings.


Focuses on personal health and safety with additional emphasis on teaching, coaching and other sport-related endeavors.

Professional Writing

Addresses a range of communications issues and language skills applicable in a variety of work and vocational settings.

Social Sciences

Pursues an integration of a variety of disciplines including history, political science, psychology and sociology valuable in a variety of careers.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Explores the cultural, pedagogical, linguistic and practical dynamics of teaching English to persons from a variety of language backgrounds.

Propose Your Own
  • Chart your own course by proposing emphases that suit your interests, passions, experience and future plans. We will work with you to best utilize your existing credits and move you toward your educational and career goals.
  • Prior credit earned must be reviewed and accepted according to the policy on transfer credit outlined in the university catalog, and the proposed emphasis must meet the established degree requirements (15 hours per emphasis, with 9 of those being junior/senior level courses).
  • Final approval of custom emphases will be made by the Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies in consultation with appropriate deans and departmental faculty.



“It’s been 20 years from the day I started on campus to the day I graduated online. When you’re faithful to stay the course, when you’re faithful to continue in the journey, no matter how difficult it gets, the reward is absolutely incredible that’s waiting for you in the end.”

Ouachita Online graduate 

A flexible degree program designed for you

Our Advance Program is specifically designed to leverage the college credits you already have earned and prepare you to advance in your chosen career. The interdisciplinary studies major embodies the spirit of the liberal arts education, connecting the dots between fields and appreciating their dynamic nature.

Excellence in education, top-notch preparation

Ouachita is a nationally ranked liberal arts university with a tradition of excellence in higher education reaching back to the 1800s. As a non-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, we are committed to the highest academic standards online and on campus. Don’t settle for less.

Freedom to learn, work and live on your schedule

Our online courses offer you the freedom to complete class work between work, soccer practice, serving on that committee or the hundred other things on your plate. You don’t have to put your life on hold to further your education and advance your career. Let us help you finish what you started!


and put them to work

Ouachita Online’s Advance Program is creating pathways to a dynamic future through online degree completion. Students entering this program will have their official transcripts evaluated and work with their online advisor to maximize prior credit toward degree completion. Let us help you maximize the work you’ve already completed and finish strong.

Ouachita Online

With Ouachita’s fully online degree programs, you can now earn a quality Ouachita degree on your own time. Ouachita Online can provide you with a college home where you feel supported and encouraged both spiritually and academically by your professors, as well as your classmates.


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