Interdisciplinary Studies: Prior Learning, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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This program is designed for the adult who comes to Eastern with professional or paraprofessional preparation and experience.


  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
  • ITDS 300 enables the adult learner to translate experiential learning into elective credit through the development of a portfolio.
  • Portfolios are submitted to faculty members who determine the credit award.
  • Portfolio assessment does require a fee: please contact the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies for current fee.
Students design a 60-credit, upper-division emphasis that meets their specific goals and objectives. Specific courses are not required other than ITDS 300. A student may earn up to 45 elective credits for prior learning experience that can be applied only to the Interdisciplinary Studies degree. 60
Total Credits60

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • be prepared for career mobility and adaptability by selecting the appropriate academic concentration;
  • select the program option to craft a degree plan to enhance career goals and objectives.