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Online Bachelor of science Degree inInterdisciplinary Professional Studies

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Fully Customize Your Course Load and Meet a Wide Range of Professional Needs

In recent years, Interdisciplinary Professional Studies has become an increasingly popular field of study, satisfying the curriculum needs that more structured degrees cannot. Some students enroll in this program to achieve a well-rounded education, some to fulfill specific career requirements particular to their industries, and many to earn a general bachelor’s degree while exploring their favorite subjects.

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Pair your degree with any of CSU Global'S 25 undergraduate specializations.

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Build your own course list from 120+ courses spanning all CSU Global majors.

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Create a final capstone project that unifies the many elements of your unique program.

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Learn more about interdisciplinary professional studies

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What will I learn in this degree?

CSU Global offers the Interdisciplinary Professional Studies curriculum as an answer to nontraditional students seeking to achieve soft skills while attending an online university. Each of the 150 available courses develops up to eight soft skills, with each course load required to fulfill all of them.

Thus, in addition to gaining a custom university education, students are guaranteed to graduate from this program with a set of the following soft skills:

  • Global Understanding
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Communication
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Problem-Solving

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Courses in this Degree

This full 120-credit bachelor’s degree contains 2 three-credit required courses:

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • IPS450 Individualized Learning Portfolio
    This course will serve as the terminal capstone for the Bachelor’s Program in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies. Students will link all of the courses in their specific program of study into a research project that highlights their learning experiences. Students will then craft a coherent and focused thesis that blends theory and research knowledge into practice. Students will learn the techniques required to conduct an academic research project, as well as the techniques required to write a senior thesis paper. Prerequisite: All core and specialization courses. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

Choose 8 more major courses from the approved course list to build a degree perfect for you!

  • Download the full list of possible courses here
  • Students must select 1 course for each of the following criteria areas:
    • Communication
    • Quantitative Skills
    • Global Awareness
    • Social Responsibility
    • Technology
    • Critical Thinking
    • Business
    • Strategic Information
  • Minimum of 4 courses must be at the 400 Level



All courses are taught by qualified instructors with current industry experience. Our instructors hold advanced degrees in their fields, and are specially trained to teach online, so you and your fellow students can think more critically about how the subject matter applies to real-world situations.


How much will my degree cost?

Tuition Rates

Your education should increase your earning potential, not your monthly bills.

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Employer Discount

Your employer may be one of 3,000+ we partner with to offer a 10% discount on tuition.

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Financial Aid

You may be eligible to receive financial aid to help cover the cost of your education.

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Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Degree

At CSU Global, you get more than just a diploma. Our career-driven curricula are based on real-world concepts that help you excel in the workplace on day one. You’ll get training and experience from faculty who have worked in your chosen field. And because we know how hard it can be for modern learners to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, we lock in your tuition rate so you can enjoy the same affordability for the duration of your enrollment.

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Learn Valuable Skills

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies is an individualized program designed to equip students with the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and efficiently work in current and future industries that drive local and global economic prosperity. Emphasis is placed on effective communication, quantitative skills, global awareness, social responsibility, technology, critical-thinking skills, business skills, strategic innovation, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Specific learning outcomes include:

  • Demonstrate critical-thinking and decision-making skills based on interdisciplinary knowledge.
  • Communicate across disciplines using multiple technologies and media.
  • Integrate the knowledge from a wide variety of disciplines to have a better understanding of the world as a global society.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed for ethical reasoning and problem-solving.

Finish Faster and For Less with Alternative Credit Options

Credit by Exam

You can get credit by taking exams for what you have already learned.

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Earn credit for what you have already learned in your career or other educational experience.

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