Associate of Individualized Study in Interdisciplinary Studies

Associate of Individualized Study in Interdisciplinary Studies
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Your interests and passions are unique, so your degree should be, too. The University of Cincinnati’s online Associate of Individualized Study in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) degree program is an educational pathway with multiple fields of study, allowing you to create your own major. The fully online AIS program is credit-transfer friendly, affordable, and provides the flexibility needed to apply previously earned credits towards a degree pathway individually designed for you. Let us help you complete the next step towards reaching your goals while still balancing other life responsibilities.

What is Interdisciplinary Studies?

The online Associate of Individualized Study in Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to tailor their studies to specific educational needs. This presents an excellent opportunity to use previously earned college credits towards pursuing an online associate degree. The curriculum is determined by the student through participation in the academic and careers decisions seminar. While completing the seminar course, students work with a faculty advisor to integrate previously earned credits and plan new coursework covering two or more specialty concentration areas.

What makes this online program unique?

Nationally Accredited College Credits Accepted

  • Rather than being forced to follow a prescribed curriculum, students work with a faculty advisor to create an educational pathway that fits their unique history and career plan.
  • It is a flexible degree option for students who have completed college credits in multiple disciplines or at various institutions but do not have enough credit in a single program area for an associate degree.
  • It offers you the flexibility of finishing your degree online while balancing work, family, and other life responsibilities.
  • Upon graduation, students can seamlessly transfer into an online bachelor’s program, usually with just two additional years of study.
  • Classes are 100% online and asynchronously, allowing you to log on when it’s convenient for you. Many classes are taught in 7-week courses, designed with adult learners in mind.
  • Students are able to transfer up to forty (40) credit hours into the program. Note: A minimum of twenty (20) credit hours must be from the University of Cincinnati.

Student Testimonials
“I am really happy I enrolled in this program ... It almost felt as if it was made for me. I am getting very quick results that I didn't think would be possible. I absolutely advise anyone who has changed their program multiple times and hasn't been able to finish one degree to enroll in this program. It gives you a more solid footing and allows you to earn a degree much faster than starting an entirely new program.”

Christina F.
Interdisciplinary Studies Student

“It's never too late to do something great ... Getting my degree opened many doors and provides me with the ability to find a job with a better work-life balance.”

Cody F.
Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate

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