Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Programs Overview

Complete your Bachelor's degree online

Transform your associate’s to a bachelor’s degree through UT A to B. UT’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Programs degree is designed to be flexible, affordable, and collaborative. When you commit to completing your degree, UT commits to supporting you every step of the way.

Online Experience

UT A to B pairs the power of world-class instruction with the accessibility of an online learning format. Our online bachelor’s degree completion program brings a new level of flexibility to achieving your bachelor’s degree so that you can earn the credits you need without putting commitments like work and family on hold.

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Your online learning experience features a blend of synchronous and asynchronous classroom content. Live lecture sessions will take place weekday afternoons and evenings, and offer you the chance to connect with your professors and classmates, ask questions, and take a deep dive into course content. Live lectures are supported by independent readings, assignments, and video modules that you will complete throughout the week on your own time.

Public Policy & Administration

The concentration in Public Policy and Administration aims to enhance one’s knowledge about the process of making decisions and policies within an organization, as well as how the study of government policies impacts organizational functioning. Students can take a variety of courses within this concentration to best suit their particular interests and career goals, including Contemporary Issues in American Public Policy, Law in American Society, and Conflict Processes.

All of us experience the influence of policies and administrations within our working lives. This concentration will expand your knowledge of the theory and research that drives these policies and practices. In turn, this knowledge may assist you in navigating the political complexities within your organization and/or increase your ability to serve as a leader in your organization in these domains.

Our Public Policy & Administration track prepares students for careers in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Your curriculum will cover areas of interest including policy analysis, research methods, non-profit management, economics, and more.

Course options include classes like

  • Contemporary Issues in American Public Policy
  • Political Change in Developing Areas
  • International Political Economy
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Cultures & Societies

The concentration in Cultures and Societies aims to provide a better understanding of the beliefs, practices and behaviors of different groups of people. The courses offered within this concentration are designed to enhance one’s knowledge of the history of various cultures and societies and how the practices and behaviors of various cultures influence people and our environment. Such courses include: People and Environment, Motivation, and Religion in the Workplace. As the many peoples of our world become more connected in the workplace, learning about our similarities and differences will become invaluable in enhancing workplace relations and job satisfaction, as well as managing effective teams within one’s career.

Our Cultures & Societies concentration focuses on understanding connections between people and identity. Explore diverse perspectives and areas of study including comparative studies, people and the environment, anthropology, economics, and more.

Course options include classes like

  • Ecology and Society
  • Popular Culture and American Politics
  • Sociological Theory
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Faculty

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Programs faculty are committed to help you transform your Associate’s to a Bachelor’s degree. For more information about the Interdisciplinary Programs faculty, please visit the faculty directory.

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Harry F. Dahms

Professor
Department of Sociology

Specialties
Theory, Political Economy, Sociology and Science Fiction, Comparative Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology
New School for Social Research
M.A. Sociology
University of Konstanz

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Reema Habib

Lecturer
Department of Classics

Specialties
Greek and Roman Art & Archaeology, Ancient Magic & Apotropaia, Greek & Roman Religion in Art

Ph.D. Classics
Florida State University
M.A. Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology
Bryn Mawr College
M.F.S. Forensic Science
George Washington University

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Sally Harris

Distinguished Lecturer
Department of English

Specialties
Workplace Writing, Technical Writing, British Literature, Detective Literature, and Drama

Ph.D. English
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A. English
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Hannah Herrero

Assistant Professor
Department of Geography

Specialties
Remote Sensing, Human-Environment Interactions, Conservation, Savanna Science, Africa, Land Change Science, Physical Geography

Ph.D. Geography
University of Florida
M.S. Geography
University of Florida

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Aleydis Van De Moortel

Head Department of Classics

Specialties
Aegean Prehistory, Minoan Pottery, Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

Ph.D. Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Bryn Mawr College
M.A. Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Bryn Mawr College
M.A. Anthropology
Texas A&M University
M.A. Classics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Yang Zhong

Professor
Department of Political Science

Specialties
Comparative Politics (China and East Asia; Political Development)

Ph.D. Political Science
University of Kentucky
M.A. Political Science
The University of Akron
M.A. International Relations
Beijing, China

Career Advancement and Return on Investment

Make your move and return to school with confidence. Take a look at the average return on learning when you complete your bachelor’s degree.

40%

On average, bachelor’s degree holders earn 40% more than associate’s degree holders each year. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

4.0%

January 2021 unemployment rate for individuals with a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 6.2% for those with some college or associate’s degrees. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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