Courses & Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts degree (120 credits) consists of Core Curriculum (24 credits) and at least one major (36–60 credits), as well as minors and/or elective courses of the student’s choosing.

Program Vision

The Interdisciplinary Studies BA program invites students to design a unique program of study that integrates different disciplinary perspectives in the work of personal and social transformation. In this contemplative, interdisciplinary approach to the undergraduate journey, students bring together the head (academic, analytic, and conceptual skills); heart (values, passions, and interests); and hands (applications, experiences, service) to find “where their deep gladness meets a need in the world” (Frederick Buechner).

Interdisciplinary Studies Major Requirements

Required Courses


  • INTD301 Gateway to Design Thinking (3)


33 credits

Students take a minimum of 33 credits from any offered Naropa courses to support their self-authored plan of study. Up to 18 credits can be transferred in from other schools. Of the 33 Milestone credits, a minimum of 12 upper division (300 level +) credits are required. INTD301, COR340, and COR440 do not count towards this total.


  • COR340 Capstone I (3) (cannot be taken with Gateway course)

  • COR440 Capstone II (3)


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