Interdisciplinary Studies – General Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies give you the versatility to customize a program of study while achieving an Associate of Arts. Often, students enroll in college with no particular major in mind; yet they do have keen areas of enthusiasm in multiple fields. Interdisciplinary Studies satisfy this desire for a degree composed of various disciplines.

After transferring the associate’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies to a four-year institution, a student will receive guidance in creating a defined path of coursework that will support the student’s specific interests and potential career opportunities.

In completing the Associate of Arts degree at Hinds, students will lay a strong foundation in critical thinking, oral and written communication, and technology use so that they are prepared to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college. The courses for this Interdisciplinary degree cover the diverse disciplines of natural science and physical sciences, mathematics, economics, composition and literature, speech, art, music, and multiple social sciences—including geography, psychology, political science, sociology, and anthropology.

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Important Program Information

The program map provides the courses recommended for any students seeking this transfer area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities.

  • Associate of Arts
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Orientation 2
English Composition I 3
College Algebra 3
Principles of Biology I, Lecture & Lab 4
Music Appreciation 3
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
English Composition II 3
Art Appreciation 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
World Regional Geography 3
General Psychology 3
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Theatre Appreciation 3
Public Speaking I 3
World Civilizations I 3
World Literature I 3
Marriage & Family 3
Total Hours 18
Course Hours
Human Growth & Development 3
World Civilizations II 3
Physical Science Survey I, Lecture & Lab 4
American National Government 3
Introduction to Anthropology 3
Total Hours 16


Cameron Beech
Social Sciences Curriculum Coordinator

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