Criteria for Program Admissions

Rationale for Adult Learner Opportunities

There are many working adults in the Columbia metropolitan area and beyond who desire to complete the Bachelor's Degree to enhance their personal and professional development and to improve the quality of their lives. However, due to hectic work schedules, family responsibilities, and church and community service commitments, many working adults have stopped or dropped out of their pursuit altogether. Further, many among the population of adult learners do not have the luxury of attending traditional undergraduate programs. Adult Nontraditional learners earning the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies will join the of bachelor's degree holders and potentially have greater opportunities for personal fulfillment while placing themselves in a more strategic position in life to uplift the ambition of their families and their communities.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Benedict College

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree at Benedict College provides educational opportunities not readily available through the traditional departmental degree programs. Adult Nontraditional students have maximum flexibility in developing a course of study appropriate to their goals because courses from the four degree offering schools can be selected. By completing the College's General Education Requirements, the required Interdisciplinary Core, courses in a variety of disciplines, and elective courses, Adult Nontraditional students will be able to experience an academic program that is a logical, consistent course of study, based on acceptable and germane student objectives.

The School of Continuing Education Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers adult learners from various fields and employment backgrounds an opportunity to complete their degree for career enhancement and promotional opportunities by exposure to a plethora of courses routed in interdisciplinary perspectives.

See College Catalogue for Courses and Programs of Study plus more information.

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