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.

60

Credit Hours

2

Years (Avg.)

Next Start Date

January 9, 2023

Class Type
On-campus Courses, 7 and 14 Week Terms

Scholarships/Aid
Available

Accreditation/Approvals

MSCHE, NC-SARA

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.

Why an A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cairn?

Faith and Truth Do Matter

Cairn University is committed to the centrality of Christ and the Word of God and is reflected in the curriculum and instruction. At Cairn, faith and truth do matter. We teach our students accordingly, challenge you to think deeply on these things, and strive to make you ready to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded men and women who not only give assent to truth but think and live in light of it.

Community Happens Here

Community is about more than simply taking classes together. It’s more than having a similar experience. Community is powerful, instructive, encouraging, and biblical. And at Cairn, community is intentional. It’s attended to closely as an outworking of the University’s biblical commitment and understanding that in Christ, we are one.

Affordable

There’s quite a bit of talk these days about the cost of higher education and the question of value. Many assume that you can’t have both value and affordability, so they settle for lesser options or assume that the costliest options must have the most value. But when Cairn talks about walking a different path, value is no exception. It’s possible to get a college education that is both affordable and valuable.

Committed Faculty Mentors

Our online courses are taught by faculty who are committed to your professional and spiritual growth. In addition to the carefully crafted learning activities, our faculty are substantively engaged throughout the course delivery. You don’t just have professors, you have mentors who invest in you throughout the program and often remain connected long after graduation.

Committed Support Team

Our student support team and advisors will guide you throughout your studies. They are here to help you figure out your path, working with you to select an interdisciplinary set of courses that meet you where you are, and help you get where you want to go.

Designed to Accommodate your Specific Career Goals

Customize your degree by choosing courses from one or more disciplines. Take charge of the the education you receive and start preparing for your dream career. Our advisors will guide you every step of the way.

Seamless Integration

If you choose to remain at Cairn for further study, this program integrates seamlessly into the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and in most other bachelor’s degree programs.

Career Paths

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.