BA - College of Arts and Science


The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS BA--Traditional) 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 BA--Traditional degree requirements allow students to build an individualized major with two or three curricular components of their choosing that is integrative, multidisciplinary, and reflects their personal academic interests and career goals. Students are attracted to IDS BA--Traditional 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.  This major also offers separate degrees in the following emphasis areas, each with specific category and course requirements:  Black Studies, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies

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: