The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree in the College of Arts and Science is available to students who have explored various departments at MU and discovered that their academic interests and goals are not easily accommodated in any one major. IDS degree requirements allow students to build an individualized major that is integrative, multidisciplinary, and reflects their personal academic interests and career goals. Students are attracted to IDS for various reasons: a desire to create a unique degree, broad interests, a need for flexibility, timely degree completion, or preparation for further study at the graduate level. Career options are as varied as the combination of curricula. There is an option available for students who wish to obtain Chinese teaching certification.
This major has the following emphasis areas:
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: