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B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Sheet



The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) is a versatile degree that combines traditional academics with innovative learning opportunities.

An interdisciplinary major can broaden your academic knowledge and equip you with an array of skills relevant for entry into many occupations. Employers value critical-thinking, teamwork, and solid communication skills. They seek employees who can handle complex information and solve real-world problems. The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is customizable to meet your academic goals within the parameters of degree requirements and prerequisites.

About the Program

The UHD BSIS degree is a 120-credit hour program. Students customize a degree plan to meet their academic goals and their intended career path. They can opt to complete a traditional minor or they may choose to study combinations that teach certain skills or focus on particular fields. Options for developing innovative fields of study include social media studies and environmental studies. Students may choose to focus on courses to improve leadership, presentation, and writing skills. Courses can be online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two.

The versatility of the BSIS allows up to 90 hours transfer credit and is often the degree of choice for transfer students seeking the most efficient path to graduation. It is an attractive option for students who wish to acquire an innovative degree to fulfill academic and professional goals. Some students pursue the BSIS to achieve their personal education goals. Others seek to advance within their current career or to forge a new career path.


Though not required, students are encouraged to complete a minor within their BSIS degree. UHD offers over 50 minors from which to choose. Consult an academic advisor regarding these options and how they may factor into your degree completion. The top THREE minors BSIS graduates choose:

  • Psychology
  • General Business
  • Communications

Career Options

A Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares graduates for a variety of careers:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Entrepreneurs/Business Owners
  • Hospital Administration
  • Fine Arts Director
  • Property Management

Getting Started

Career Paths

Our BSIS graduates' career paths include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Retail Management
  • Education-Related Fields
  • IT and Computer Systems
  • Financial Services Fields

Earn Your Degree

  • Downtown
  • Northwest
  • Online


University of Houston-Downtown