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BA Christian Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Overview

The Weimar Institute Christian Interdisciplinary program provides a unique experience that is beneficial to a Seventh-day Adventist Christian student interested in a solid Bible-based preparation for working in the professional fields of psychology or elementary education, combined with at least one additional area of study.

Regardless of the chosen concentration, each area is designed to prepare students for entry into graduate programs. This program will build the structure of the chosen life work.

Important elements of the program involve:

  • Mastery of core pre-professional subjects within the chosen fields of study
  • Experience with ministry and leadership in school and church-based health events and in mission service
  • Possible research presentation and rotations in the Depression Recovery clinic
  • The Interdisciplinary Capstone or Student Teaching provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the program’s learning outcomes in a culminating experience where they integrate the knowledge, skills, and interests developed through their chosen fields along with other aspects of their Weimar Institute experience.

The program will prepare students who wish to either pursue graduate work in education, mental health or another psychology-related field.

Occupational Opportunities

This degree will provide opportunities for students to become certified as an SDA elementary education instructor within the North American Division while studying at least two disciplines. The graduate in the BA of Interdisciplinary Studies will be trained to be a dedicated professional but will also appreciate the value of unselfish Christ-like service to humanity.

Programs Courses

Interdisciplinary Degree Cognate & Required Courses

›   Christian Ethics3

›   *Capstone I1.5

›   *Capstone II1.5

* This course will not be required for Education major concentrations due to the intensive 12 credit hour student teaching requirement.

Psychology Major Concentration

Core Courses

›   Research Methods3

›   General Psychology(3)

›   Psychology as a career1

›   Health Psychology3

›   Developmental Psychology3

›   Psychological Statistics3

›   Psychological Statistics Lab1

›   Abnormal Psychology3

›   Learning & Memory3

›   Intro to Personality Theory3

›   History & Systems in Psychology3

›   Intro to Counseling or Psychotherapy3

›   Field study: DR Rotation2

›   Directed study: Research Methods Lab1

Required Cognate

›   Education Psychology3

Total Credits 35

Christian Education (Elementary) Major Concentration

Core Courses

›   Intro to Teaching3

›   Technology for Learning1

›   Assessment & Evaluation of Learning1

›   Reading Methods3

›   Language Arts Methods3

›   Bible Methods3

›   Social Studies Methods3

›   Science & Health Methods3

›   Math Methods3

›   Exceptional & Diverse Learners3

›   Educational Psychology3

›   Student Teaching Capstone 12

Required Cognates

›   Developmental Psychology3

›   Principles of Christian Faith3

›   Prophetic Ministry of Ellen G. White3

Recommended Elective

›   Classroom Management & Discipline3

Total Credits 50

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • PSLO #1
  • PSLO #2
  • PSLO #3
  • PSLO #4
  • PSLO #5

Truth-centered Interdisciplinary Leaders

Students will identify, develop, and articulate the connections that integrate the key concepts from different disciplines within a coherent biblical framework and to promote health and well-being.


Critical Thinkers

Students will demonstrate the ability to reason, analyze and evaluate information across Biblical and curricular studies for the purpose of forming a judgment/conclusion or for making an informed decision.


Integrative Learners

Students will demonstrate connections among concepts and experiences across classes and cross-curricula so that information and skills may be applied to complex issues and/or challenges.


Effective Communicators

Students will demonstrate interpersonal skills and learn how to improve communication in both sending and receiving information within personal, oral, and written format.


Quantitative Reasoners

Students will demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills and use it to analyze and interpret real-world quantitative information to draw conclusions relevant within the context of their interdisciplinary studies.

General Education Requirements

Students intending to complete a BA in Christian Interdisciplinary Studies are required to meet the Baccalaureate General Education requirements of Weimar Institute.

Program Length

Students normally take 4 years to complete this degree.

Program Cost

The cost approximation of the 4 year degree is $96,000 including room and board.


The criterion for admittance into the program includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Spiritual commitment
  • Dedication to mental health or education and service
  • High ethical and social standing
  • Emotional balance
  • Compassion for people
  • Dedication to a healthy lifestyle, including NEWSTART® principles

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 40 credits must be upper division for the degree. Minimum of 14 of those hours must be toward chosen major. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary studies need to fulfill all General Education requirements as well as the graduation requirements for the degree. Major degree requirements include the Major Concentration and/or Minor Concentration Core Courses, Major Concentration Core Cognates, Core Electives, Required Experiences and Required Competencies.

Completion of the above with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in the major and cognate courses, completion of the General Education requirements, and electives to satisfy the total credit are required for graduation.


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