Interdisciplinary Studies - Associate Degree | Hodges University

Associate in Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Delivery: On Campus and Online
This program is offered on campus or entirely online.

The Associate in Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of areas as specified by the individual student’s needs.  The curriculum is designed to give students a firm interdisciplinary foundation in the liberal arts as well as other disciplines offered by the university.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will develop an understanding of several disciplines including computers, business, law and psychology in addition to applied knowledge from the individually planned selected studies core.  All credits earned from this degree may be applied toward the Hodges University’s Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Is an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Right for Me?

Interdisciplinary Studies Provides Enhanced Career Options

Graduates from an interdisciplinary studies program discover that they have a variety of career options. The interdisciplinary studies graduate is a prepared life-long learner who understands and can articulate the connections that exist within and among disciplines. Graduates find employment in careers such as law, education, human resources, medicine, social services, civil service, sales, marketing, technology, retail and management. The graduate of an interdisciplinary studies program has the integrated ability to propel an organization forward to unravel the complex web created by the challenges of a 21st century global world. It is the interdisciplinary studies professional who has the integrated skills and thought processes that will make a difference in our complex, borderless world.

IDS is More Than a Degree

Hodges University’s Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program supports the university’s philosophy of being an open, creative and community-conscious institution of higher learning. Graduates of the interdisciplinary program are prepared to adapt to change, fulfill social responsibilities, understand the global perspective, adhere to standards of excellence and appreciate life-long learning.

What is the Interdisciplinary Studies Career Outlook?

Because an interdisciplinary studies degree is not industry specific, it can be applied to almost any career field.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers with an associate degree earn an average of $41,184 per year and had an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent in 2014.


What Can I Do with This Degree?


  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant


  • Preschool Teacher
  • Self-Enrichment Instructor
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Library Assistant


  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Agricultural Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Lodging Manager


  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Journalist
  • Photographer

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Associate in Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program during any semester. A full-time student, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically three courses per term, can complete this program in approximately two years.

Click on the Catalog to view the Associate in Science in Interdisciplinary Studies course list.

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How is Hodges University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program Different?

Our Class Size

With an average class size of 14 students, you will receive the individual attention you need to succeed.

Our Faculty

Our faculty members at Hodges University are highly qualified and have career experience in the subjects they teach, providing real-world knowledge to our students.   

Your Choice

You can obtain your degree on campus or completely online. Choose the method that is more convenient for you.

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  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Craig Heller
Adjunct Faculty
Gail Sabo
Program Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies
Peter Van Leeuwen
Director of Online Learning
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