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Social Behavior and Human Understanding

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Humanities

Program Details

The knowledge of human behavior, history, culture, ethics and communication gained with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Social Behavior and Human Understanding forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Social Behavior and Human Understanding graduates work in human services, program coordination, public relations, or marketing. This focus theme is also good preparation for work and further studies in health care, legal services, public policy and public health.

Interdisciplinary Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

As of Fall 2022, transfer students can apply up to 75 credits to their degree plan for Interdisciplinary Studies.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Potential courses within this program are listed below. Work with your advisor to choose your specific path.

    HIST / CLAS 204: Ancient History: Greek History
    HIST / CLAS 205: Ancient History: Roman History
    ANTH 364: Natural History of Our Closest Relatives
    HIST 405A: Medieval Europe



    Earning your Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Behavior and Human Understanding will build core skills, including:

    • Analysis
    • Communication skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Cultural understanding
    • Human development
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Research
    • Social awareness
    • Project management
    • Accounting
    • Sales prospecting
    • New product development
    • Purchasing
    • Business to business
    • Process improvement
    • Workflow management

    Graduates of the Social Behavior and Human Understanding program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

    • Program Manager
    • Operations Managers
    • Human Resources Generalist
    • Recruiter
    • Product Manager
    • Office Manager
    • Controller
    • Project Coordinator
    • Branch Manager
    • Business Development Manager
    • Retail Sales Representative
    • Human Resources Coordinator
    • Operations Supervisor