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As a UWW Interdisciplinary Studies student, you can finish your customizable bachelor’s degree online and at your own pace. Explore our areas of study, find out how to maximize your credits, and learn the nuts and bolts of reaching the finish line.

What You Can Study

A hallmark of the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program is that you can design a degree that is tailored to your skills, talents, and dreams. Learn more about our areas of study and building a degree program that is entirely your own. 

Maximize Your Credits

At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program, we want to make sure you get credit where credit is due. In addition to our generous transfer credit policy and community-college friendly policies, we'll work with you to make sure you are awarded the most credit possible for all eligible prior learning and experience

Then we'll work with you to put those credits together in a way that most benefits you. The more prior learning you draw from to build your degree concentration, the less new coursework you will have to take and pay for.

Accelerated Course Options

In addition to our standard 14-week fall and spring semester course offerings, UMass Amherst offers two 6-week accelerated summer sessions and one 6-week ultra-accelerated winter session, allowing you to pack in the courses you need to help you finish on your schedule. 

About Your Degree

As a UWW Interdisciplinary Studies student, you will earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

All UMass Amherst diplomas are the same regardless of course delivery mode, and indicate the graduate's academic major. Your diploma will indicate your major—Interdisciplinary Studies.

You will also be awarded a certificate recognizing your individualized degree concentration. For graduate school and employment, both your major and degree concentration will be listed on your official university transcript.

Degree Requirements

As a UWW Degree Completion Program student, here's what you will need to do to graduate with your bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UMass Amherst: