Interdisciplinary Studies (AA)
Centered on Christ and His Word, the AA in Interdisciplinary Studies program enables you to craft your education around your interests and passions. In this program, you create an individualized path to graduation that is aligned with your unique personal career goals.
Why Interdisciplinary Studies?
Today’s college graduates are more likely to work in multiple fields and hold a variety of jobs. This shift necessitates that college students possess a broad skill set and a high level of adaptability. Interdisciplinary Studies is a program that allows students to study two or more academic disciplines under one degree—taking the knowledge of one discipline and applying it to another for a broader perspective. This puts the student in charge of their learning to fulfill their plans for a future career and makes them more marketable in the workforce.
You’re equipped with a wide range of knowledge as well as the critical and analytical skills needed to be successful in the workforce. You’ll be empowered to blend courses from multiple disciplines, providing you with boundless opportunities to explore and discover what inspires you.
Interdisciplinary Studies (AA) at Cairn
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Required Credits: 60
- BIB 203 The Pentateuch
- MAT 211 Math/Scientific Reasoning or
- SCI 211 Math/Scientific Reasoning
- SOC 202 Sociocultural Studies
Because of the mix-and-match nature of interdisciplinary studies, students have a wide number of academic paths to pursue. Graduates from the program have forged careers in management, entrepreneurship, marketing, ministry, criminal studies, psychology, just to name a few.
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An Affordable Education
While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey. You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Don Cheyney teaches pastoral and church ministries, as well as Bible classes.
During his time at Cairn, Dr. Cheyney has served in various leadership capacities, including director of the Pastoral Studies program, director of the Church Ministries program, and dean of the former School of Church and Community Ministries.
Prior to serving at Cairn, Dr. Cheyney spent 19 years as a pastor, serving three churches with Village Missions. While in seminary, he also served as a part-time associate pastor of Christian education.
Dr. Hurst teaches several Bible courses at Cairn, including The Gospels and Intro to Bible. Beyond teaching courses, Dr. Hurst stays involved on campus through mentorship with students as well as his advisory position with the Student Cultural Association.
Dr. Hurst and his wife, Barbara Hurst ’19, have been married 39 years and have two grown children, along with four grandchildren.