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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Develop Your Core Skills for Competitive Careers

Standing out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive job market or attaining a promotion at your current job may be difficult. Gain the tools necessary to distinguish yourself from other applicants. Norwich University’s online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program provides you with the skills in research and analysis, creative problem solving and communication needed to prepare you for success at your job.

Norwich’s flexible online classroom makes it easy for working adults like you to complete coursework on your own time. Your intimate class will allow you to collaborate with students at different stages in their career across private, public and government sectors and the military.  

Are you ready to take on greater responsibility in your career? Your Norwich degree will allow you to demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to research and analysis that is perpetually relevant and universally admired by employers worldwide.  

You, at Norwich

Our approach to integrated curricula allows you to take courses in a wide range of subjects, as well as the opportunity to explore a specific topic of study in depth.

Transfer up to 90 semester credits and complete your degree in fewer than two years.

Several start dates per year offer you the ability to enroll when it fits your schedule.

Relevant electives, including Strategic Communications or Business and Professional Writing.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Program & Details

At a Glance

  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Multiple start dates per year



Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT    
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-866-684-7237    

Transfer Credits

You may receive the equivalent of up to 90 semester credits for training and prior learning that meet specific course requirements in the program.
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International Admissions

Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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Norwich Alumni Benefits

Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As a part of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Prior college courses, completed with a grade of C or better, from regionally or nationally accredited institutions of higher learning, or the equivalent from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WESIERFSpanTran, or CED.
    • ACE-reviewed military or professional training for which college credits are recommended.*
    • Other military or professional training reviewed by Norwich University for which college credit has been assessed, or is stipulated in a MOU.
    • Credit recommended based on scores on standardized tests such as CLEP.
    • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL is required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.**
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.**
    • Successful completion of an associate’s degree from an accredited U.S. higher education institution.

*Prospective students who have completed military or professional training that has not been ACE reviewed may petition to Chair of Continuing Studies to have their training reviewed and assessed for transfer credit.

Please Note: All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).


  • If you are a residential undergraduate student at Norwich University, you may enroll in CGCS courses only with written permission of the Dean of the College of Graduate of Continuing Studies, your undergraduate advisor, and your major undergraduate department chair and/or dean via the petition to enroll at CGCS form on the registrar's webpage.

Admissions Process

To apply, you must submit the following no less than four weeks prior to your desired start date:

  • Application form
  • Resume is required if applying for transfer credit.
  • Official military training transcripts (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF), sent to the address below.
  • Official transcripts of all courses taken at regionally accredited colleges, sent to the address below.
  • If entering with no military or college credit, applicants must show proof of high school completion via diploma or GED.

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is an upper-division degree program.

Concentrations available:

  • Justice Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Strategic Studies

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Interdisciplinary Studies program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.


2023 Tuition and Fees

Norwich University Online's Bachelor's programs are an investment in your future that we can help you manage from a financial perspective. There are many ways to get financial assistance and many strategies that can help you achieve your goals. Whatever your individual situation, we can guide you through the financial planning process.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 30-120
  • Credits per Term: 3-12
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $375; $250 (active military) 

Financial Aid Resources

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Bachelor's Program

Rate Per Credit 2023-24Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$375; $250 (Military; Veteran; and Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve spouses) $750 - $4,500 /term

Technology - $300/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation Application Fee - $150
Norwich ACCESS Fee - $22/credit per term

$8,400 - $35,900

Quick Info



Courses completed entirely online



Transfer up to 90 credits



Average time to program completion

Alumni Testimonials

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I know that I can balance my personal, professional, and educational commitments while achieving the high standards that I set for myself.

Megan Roberts

'20 Master of Science in Leadership

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Matthew Hecht

This program exposed me to a broad perspective and made me think outside my small box.

Matthew Hecht

'22 Master of Science in Leadership

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The research techniques I learned help me every day. After starting my degree, the museum I interned at hired me to work for them.

Maria Faircloth

'22 Master of Arts in History

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The courses at Norwich are taught by doctorate level faculty and their experience and credentials were admirable.

Catherine Carroca

'17 Master of Science in Nursing

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In working with great people, I found a home at Norwich from my master’s degree.

Todd Boisvert

'19 Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Megan Roberts

Matthew Hecht

Matthew Hecht

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Maria Faircloth

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Catherine Carroca

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Todd Boisvert

Faculty & Staff

Join professionals from around the globe and learn from experienced faculty as you complete your degree and open up new professional and personal possibilities for yourself.

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Mark L. Parker


  • Associate Dean of Continuing Studies
  • Associate Professor

Careers & Outcomes

Career Opportunities Through Interdisciplinary Studies

Embarking on an entirely new career path or seeking opportunities for advancement in your current workplace can be daunting, but with the proper skills and preparation, nothing is out of your reach. Increasingly, employers are seeking candidates who not only fulfill requirements specific to the job, but who also possess the core skills that make the difference between an ordinary employee and an extraordinary asset. Through Norwich’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies online program, individuals who develop fluency in communication, problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and research and analysis may find themselves highly coveted on the open job market, and exceedingly qualified for greater responsibilities in their current roles.

Career Outcomes

Norwich’s online interdisciplinary studies program focuses on developing skills that are perpetually relevant, and universally admired by employers around the world. Thanks to the program’s highly customizable course content and generous concentration offerings, there is no limit to the types of organizations for which students may find themselves working.

Examples of Career Paths

  • Data Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Federal Agent
  • Foreign Ambassador
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Military officer
  • Production Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Publisher
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Sociologist
  • Training and Development Specialist

Types of Employers

  • Consulting and research firms
  • Educational institutions and museums
  • Government agencies and contractors
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Publishing houses
  • Retail companies
  • Research Foundations
  • U.S. military