NIC's interdisciplinary associate degree program helps students to develop critical and creative thinking skills that will prepare them to succeed in a complex, interconnected world and in a variety of professions. Students in this program choose two main disciplines of study from two different departments. In interdisciplinary classes and other courses taught by faculty participating in the program, students are encouraged to recognize connections among disciplines and reflect on integrated community themes, such as sustainability, economic development, the arts, learning and leadership, and health and wellness. Experiential learning, writing and speaking across the curriculum, collaborative learning, and individualized advising unite faculty and students in the program.
Completion of the following courses results in either an associate of arts degree or associate of sciences degree and meets the general core requirements defined by intended transfer institutions. Collaboration among NIC and Coeur d'Alene campuses of the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College make a local baccalaureate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies accessible.