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Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Study Interdisciplinary Studies at Azusa Pacific University

Create your own education journey, and focus on two to three fields of study specific to your career goals. You’ll have the added benefits of a faculty advisor to guide you and courses designed to help you discern your unique calling.

Program at a Glance

The Office of the Provost oversees all matters related to academics, including the university’s General Education Program and honor societies.

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Application Deadline

Early Action (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Units
54

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)

 

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Choose two or three fields of study and build a degree program with the help of a designated faculty advisor.
  • Cocreate your education experience and use your time in college to prepare for the work you feel called to do. 
  • Gain real-world experience through internships and service-learning opportunities. 
  • Complete a capstone project to articulate what you’ve learned and its value.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Taylor Mabuni ’21: More Than a Carpenter

Carpenter Taylor Mabuni ’21 studied interdisciplinary studies, with emphasis in applied mathematics, business, and leadership.

Program Details

The interdisciplinary studies major is an individualized academic program that crosses diverse fields of study. This degree allows students whose vocational or intellectual goals do not lead them to an existing degree program the opportunity to explore many different disciplines, gleaning important perspectives, knowledge, and skills while working toward a singular degree. Ultimately, the program allows students to design a major around multiple interests and with a core of vocational exploration and development that helps them identify their vocational calling and prepare for vocations that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.

APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Jennifer Buck, PhD

Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Interdisciplinary Studies

Phone

(626) 815-5452

Mail

Interdisciplinary Studies
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Hours

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Jennifer Buck

Jennifer Buck

Program Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Associate Professor, Department of Practical Theology

Martin Rodriguez

Martin Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Practical Theology

Matthew Elofson

Matthew Elofson

Interim Dean, School of Theology, Chair and Professor, Department of Practical Theology

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Majors That Prepare You to Work in Any Industry

Interdisciplinary studies degrees can prepare you to work across multiple industries.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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