Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate of Arts

Program Philosophy and Objectives

This two-year program is intended for those students who wish to gain a broad background of durable skills including speaking, writing, critical thinking, numeracy, and cultural awareness. The Interdisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts degree provides a well-rounded academic foundation and exposes students to several specialized areas of study with the option to transition into any four-year degree program at Wilmington University.

Program of Study

The Associate of Arts degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies includes courses in English composition, social studies, mathematics, science, and the humanities. Students are encouraged to structure a core specialization, consisting of 21 credit hours in an area of interest. Students are also encouraged to pursue a three-credit internship (IDS 289 - Experiential Education for Interdisciplinary Studies) with their elective credits.

Sixty (60) total credit hours are required for degree completion.


General Education Requirements (42 credits)

A minimum passing grade of "C" is required for ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 131, and MAT 205.

CTA 206 Computer Applications


CTA 210 Intro to Technology


CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

FIN 101 Financial Literacy

HIS 300 World and Regional Geography

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues


POL 300 American Politics

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Fine Arts Elective

Natural Science Elective

Fine Art Elective: Select one course with prefix: ART, DRA, LIT, or MUS.

Natural Science Elective: (SCI 308 excluded)

Electives (or core specialization) (18 credits)

Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.