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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program offers a BA with an emphasis on professional communication, environmental practice, justice studies, or business – or a combination thereof. You personalize your education by complementing these RRU courses with courses selected from other post-secondary institutions.

Plotting Your Success

  • Foundation courses introduce interdisciplinary core concepts
  • Academic focus immerses you in your area of interest
  • Professional focus provides real-world, individualized career emphasis
  • Opportunity to address current issues through applied learning and research

Requiring two to four years of study, this degree program allows you to combine Royal Roads courses with credits earned at other institutions. Depending on your course selections, you may complete all of your work online, or come to campus for a residency or course. Depending on your level of professional experience, you will complete an internship to deepen your skills.

Leverage Your Learning

The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies enables you to take an active role in the design of your education. With a program that builds on professional experience, prior academic experience and career goals, you will achieve competency in five knowledge domains: leadership and teamwork; communication; knowledge; critical thinking and global awareness. In addition, your course selections and academic work will demonstrate critical engagement with core concepts in your area of interest, such as Indigenous education, at-risk youth mentoring, alternative health care models, community leadership, social justice, the environment or corporate social responsibility. You determine your focus; we help you build a program to achieve it. 

Achieving Balance

The real world doesn’t run on a one-size-fits-all schedule. That’s why Royal Roads provides post-secondary education that balances individual needs with academic goals through a combination of applied research, online learning and flexible programs. The practical demands of life don’t have to be an obstacle to a relevant education; we can move you closer to your goal of creating positive change in your life, and the lives of those around you.

Be sure to connect with our Financial Aid and Awards team about funding opportunities as part of your early educational planning.