Interdisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)
Finish Your Degree.
The University Without Walls (UWW) Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at UMass Amherst is designed to help adults just like you complete their first bachelor's degrees at a world-class public university.
For fifty years, everything we have built—from our flexible, customizable, online degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, to awarding credit for experience, to advising support—is designed to meet the needs and address the unique challenges faced by adult degree completion students like you.
Why choose UWW Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Completion?
Each of our students has a story behind why they didn't finish college. When you become a UWW Interdisciplinary Studies student, you join a powerful community of adult learners just like you who are determined to finish. As time-tested experts in degree completion, we will be with you, every step of the way.
Established in 1971, the UWW Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is one of the oldest and most well-regarded bachelor's programs designed for adult students in the United States.
From a generous transfer policy to accelerated course options and lots of ways to maximize your credits, we’re here to help you finish your degree as quickly as possible and on budget.
Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for previous coursework, professional trainings and certifications, exams such as CLEP, and by writing a series of essays (prior learning portfolio) about your experience—another way we help you speed up your degree and lower your cost.
Learn at your own pace, complete your degree 100% online, and choose the area of study and courses that meet your educational and professional goals.
Earn a customized bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst—one of the top public research universities with online bachelors programs ranked 19th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Benefit from our generous transfer credit policy, outstanding advising, and a 50 year history of supporting community college students. Learn about the Mass Transfer GenEd Foundation.
Ranked 11th in the nation for veterans by U.S. News and World Report, we have a fifty year history of supporting veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses in achieving their educational goals.
You deserve a great education at a great value. We deliver with a reasonable price, financial aid availability, and time-tested strategies to save you money.
We understand the challenges faced by adult students, and are committed to seeing you through to the end with academic support services and dedicated, caring advising.
We're all in this together. Our academic advisors, full-time faculty, staff, as well as your community of fellow students, are here to support you every step of the way.