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Chart Your Own Course: Design Your Own Interdisciplinary Major Degree

Do you want to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree but haven’t found a major that fits your needs? Would you like to choose courses from multiple disciplines to satisfy your own intellectual curiosity and sense of mission?

The Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major from Webster University can help you design and earn the Bachelor of Arts degree you desire. This degree allows you to combine coursework from multiple departments and academic subject areas to create an undergraduate degree that helps you achieve your academic and career goals.

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How to Create Your Own Personal Interdisciplinary Major Degree

Once you’ve reviewed coursework from the academic programs you’re interested in, you’ll write a proposal detailing the courses you wish to take to complete your Bachelor of Arts degree. Your proposal is then reviewed by a faculty committee. Once your proposal is approved, you’ll be ready to start your academic journey your way.

Webster’s Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major allows you to take classes and progress toward earning your undergraduate degree like any other student. Once you’ve completed your approved course of study, you’ll receive your BA from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Choose Webster for Your Interdisciplinary Major Degree

Learn in Small Classes Taught by Caring Faculty

As an interdisciplinary major, you’ll have the advantage of being taught by expert faculty in each area of your degree program. Webster’s faculty act as mentors, guiding and supporting you as you complete your Bachelor of Arts degree coursework. Our small classes ensure that you’ll receive the personal attention you desire.

Enjoy Flexible Options for Creating Your Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

You will complete 36 to 64 hours of coursework with a minimum of 12 credits completed in upper-level classes. You’ll build your degree from at least two distinct academic departments or interdisciplinary programs, and at least three different disciplines. A senior overview project and applicable Global Citizenship Program hours will round out your degree program.

Be Supported Every Step of the Way

As you earn your interdisciplinary degree at Webster, you’ll receive personal support to help you succeed in your undergraduate program and in preparing for your career. Personal academic and career advisors help you along your chosen path. You’ll also benefit from numerous support resources available to you.

Endless Possibilities with the Interdisciplinary Major Degree

With Webster's Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major degree, anything is possible.

Maybe you already know where you’ll be headed after graduation.

Are you off to grad school; starting your own business; pursuing a career you’ve been dreaming of?

Maybe you don’t know what comes next. And that’s OK. As you learn more about each subject in your personalized course of study, the possibilities the world offers you will come into sharper focus.

Your future is as unlimited as your imagination. 

Get Started on Your Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Major Degree

Take the next step toward earning your Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major degree. We are here to answer your questions and help you get started.


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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

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