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Interdisciplinary Studies

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A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.

Tailor your courses to fit your future. From foreign languages, linguistics, and cross-cultural church planting, to courses that examine the missionary examples of Jesus and Paul. Study what excites you.
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95% of NGU students receive some form of financial assistance. In fact, our students graduate with less debt than the national average.
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Carve Your Own Path

As an interdisciplinary studies major at North Greenville University, you will spend much of your time growing as a broad-based integrator for Christ; crossing disciplinary borders while thinking per crucem (“through the cross”); building a major responsive to your career calling while coming to a fuller understanding of what your calling is; and, therefore, learning about the world and yourself.

You will focus on cutting-edge skills and predispositions such as holistic thinking, synthesis, metacognition, active imagination, global awareness, multimodal communication, accountability and leadership, impact-based learning, and career flexibility.

With the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, select from the following corresponding concentrations to further hone in on your specific interest:

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies?

A bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies provides you with a broad understanding of multiple disciplines, allowing you to think critically and solve problems creatively. You will also develop strong communication and research skills, which are valuable in any field.

In addition to these specific careers, a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies can also prepare you for a variety of other roles. With this degree, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful lifelong learner and to adapt to change.



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Learning Experience

City of Greenville Partnerships

Our partnerships in Greenville – ranging from The International Center of the Upstate to the alternative high school Next and from M. Judson Bookstore’s storytelling events to Open Works’ collaborative work-space – provide our students with opportunities to network and test out theories in the real world.

Poetry Night

Our longstanding interdisciplinary arts events, held both on and off campus, give our students a “culture lab” for exploring the integration of faith and creative arts. We get plenty of practice in “doing space” – in creating events and engaging culture.

“The Mountain Laurel” Magazine

Interdisciplinary studies students have led the way in sharing their verbal and visual works in this award-winning art and literary publication at NGU.

Interdisciplinary Community at Large

Our program is successful only because students are allowed, right from the get-go, to buy in, to take on leadership roles, and to co-create the program. Our alumni base is strong, so this process continues well after graduation.

Interdisciplinary Beside Experienced & Faithful Faculty

Patricia Jeannette Mercier, DMin
Department Chair, Interdisciplinary and General Studies
Gregory Bruce, PhD
Distinguished Professor, English


Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 1

Year 1 Example Courses

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Foreign Language Course
  • Extracurricular – Volunteer for IDS community work on campus or in the city of Greenville
Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 2

Year 2 Example Courses

  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Oral Communication
  • English Literature
  • Psychology or Sociology
Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 3

Year 3 Example Courses

  • Primary concentration courses
  • Secondary concentration courses
  • Advanced Expository Writing
  • Foreign Language
  • Extracurricular – Volunteer for IDS community work on campus or in the city of Greenville
Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 4

Year 4 Example Courses

  • Primary concentration courses
  • Secondary concentration courses
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Seminar
  • Extracurricular – Volunteer for IDS community work on campus or in the city of Greenville

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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