The distance Interdisciplinary Studies Program is a student-centered program for those who want greater flexibility in the pursuit of their degree. This program enables qualified students to design their major around multiple interests for a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Human Relations in Organizations.
This self-designed major will provide students with a basic understanding of organizational theory and practice, contemporary social issues, and problem solving from multiple perspectives.
Major courses can be incorporated from available courses in a variety of disciplines including American Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Education, English, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Peace Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Women’s Studies amongst others. A proposal that meets certain program requirements will be developed with the assistance of an Interdisciplinary Studies faculty advisor.
After graduation, you may seek professional programs in fields like Education, Business, Social Work, Law, and other areas requiring a bachelor’s degree. In addition, you have the option of furthering your education by pursuing a certificate in Peace Studies in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Studies major.
This flexible distance program can be completed fully online or is available as a hybrid option by combining online courses with UH Mānoa courses taught face-to-face at UH Maui College. If you have completed your general education requirements or have prior college credits equivalent to an AA degree, this program can be completed in about two years. Qualifying students can pursue dual admission and enrollment through Ka‘ie‘ie, a UH Mānoa transfer program.