Interdisciplinary Studies

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In lieu of a specific program listed in the catalog, a current student may elect a student-designed Major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Such a major will be composed of courses selected from the curricula of two or more departments.



Interdisciplinary Major

The following restrictions apply:

  1. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required.
  2. In order to allow both breadth and depth, such a major requires no fewer than 50 semester hours and no more than 63 semester hours; 42 hours must be at upper-level designation.
  3. A total of at least 75 credit hours must be taken at PBA, inclusive of the courses in the interdisciplinary major.
  4. A Major in Interdisciplinary Studies must be created and approved prior to the end of the student’s first semester as a junior, so that it is a planned coherent program of study and not just a collection of courses gathered together at the last minute. In the process of designing the major, the student must submit a narrative justification for the inclusion of courses from two or more departments of instruction, along with the list of courses to be taken.
  5. To assure coherency, relevancy, and academic integrity, the student must obtain, at a minimum, the approval of the student’s advisor, major department, and Dean of the School in which the student’s major resides. If deemed necessary by the Dean, he/she may request input from other departments and schools.
  6. Interdisciplinary majors do not require completion of a minor field of study.
  7. The degree awarded, BA or BS, will be determined by the primary focus of the major.

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Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is awarded upon completion of PBA’s General Studies Degree program. In addition to the Faith, Roots, and Reason requirements of 43 credits, a student must complete one (1) or two (2) approved General Studies meta-majors. As with all undergraduate degrees, a student must complete a total of 120 credits, 42 of which must be upper-level. In addition to the BGS meta-majors, a student may declare a minor.

Psychology, B.S.

The undergraduate psychology program at Palm Beach Atlantic University will educate you in the content and methods of various sub-specialty areas of scientific psychology, and will critically evaluate them from a Christian perspective.

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Business Administration, B.S.

Soar to new heights in your career with the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Establish top-tier business skills, dig deep into your values, explore your future through one-on-one advising, and follow your passions where you can pair business acumen with Christ’s love in all that you do.