Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Get started with a well-rounded education with in-demand skills

Enroll in PennWest’s Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Are you undecided about whether or not to pursue a four-year college degree? Want to expand your knowledge and skills so you have more job options? PennWest’s Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies might be right for you. With this highly personalized program, you can specialize in a combination of courses and build a degree that’s all your own.

The A.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizes technology, the sciences, and mathematics so that you develop in-demand knowledge and skills. Students appreciate the flexibility of this program because they can pursue a degree while balancing work and other responsibilities.

You’ll graduate with the skills and confidence you need to advance your career, or to continue your education by enrolling in a bachelor’s program that interests you.

  • Develop in-demand analytical skills, historical and cultural knowledge, global awareness, and an appreciation for the arts.
  • Adapt to changing employment, personal and social demands; prepare for a career change
  • Gain invaluable real-world experience through internship and paid career
  • Create a pathway to career entry, enhancement, or advancement.

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Credits: 60

Lisa Kovalchick

Customized for you

Tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests.


Of surveyed alumni report successful job placement or go on to earn their bachelor’s degree.

4 out of 5

A study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that “four out of five employers agree that all students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.”

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Careers and Salaries

What Can I Do with an Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies?

Graduates of our Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies have options. You will have the critical thinking and communications skills you need to succeed in life. Alumni of this program often transfer their credits and move into a four-year program at PennWest or another university. Others advance their careers in fields such as business, communications, government, nonprofit management or social services.

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their communication skills through both oral and written means.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills across a variety of disciplines.
  3. Express the connection between their academic program and their desired career interests.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

Flexible. Affordable.
Designed to Meet Your needs.