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26,669 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,894 Master's Degrees Annually
#20 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other Interdisciplinary Studies Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other multi/interdisciplinary studies graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 26,669
Associate’s Degree 5,163
Basic Certificate 2,484
Master’s Degree 1,894
Graduate Certificate 469
Undergraduate Certificate 415
Doctor’s Degree 298

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Interdisciplinary Studies?

26,669 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
66% Percent Women
43% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is one of the most frequently chosen undergraduate majors. It is the 20th most popular in the country with 26,669 students graduating with a bachelor’s in other interdisciplinary studies in 2019. This major is dominated by women with about 66% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other interdisciplinary studies majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Interdisciplinary Studies Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,101
Black or African American 3,427
Hispanic or Latino 5,845
White 13,626
International Students 598
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,072

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Interdisciplinary Studies. About 2.2% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Canada
  • Taiwan

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other multi/interdisciplinary studies students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $34,800 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $29,350 (25th percentile) and $40,850 (75th percentile).


It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to other interdisciplinary studies.

Online Other Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 929 schools offered some type of other multi/interdisciplinary studies program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 39 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 32 4
Certificate (2-4 Years) 7 0
Associate’s Degree 230 40
Bachelor’s Degree 56 13
Post-Baccalaureate 39 2
Master’s Degree 164 35
Post-Master’s 16 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 66 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other interdisciplinary studies.

Major Number of Grads
Biological & Physical Science 29,278
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794
Behavioral Science 3,731
Natural Sciences 2,571
Cognitive Science 2,275
Sustainability Science 2,194
Human Biology 1,460
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1,310
Gerontology 1,281
Human Computer Interaction 1,272
Science, Technology & Society 1,171
Mathematics & Computer Science 1,105
Computational Science 927
Systems Theory 917
Museum Studies 801
Dispute Resolution 668
Historic Preservation 433
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 424
Classical & Ancient Studies 303
Marine Science 275
Cultural Studies & Analysis 227
Biopsychology 165
Medieval Studies 108
Accounting & Computer Science 71
Maritime Studies 45
Holocaust Studies 40


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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