Boise State Applied Science and Interdisciplinary Professional Studies

Boise State Applied Science and Interdisciplinary Professional Studies


“I completed the UX certificate and took it and the skills that I gained to start a career in UX immediately before I’ve graduated. After I graduate, I’ll build on that career. But it’s given me the ability to start right away.” -Jessi Boyer, Interdisciplinary Professional Studies student

Read more about Boyer’s experience in Boise State’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies:

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Boise State Multidisciplinary Studies
Boise State’s Multidisciplinary Studies program offers more than a degree, it’s an opportunity to finish what you started!
Integrate your long-term goals with applicable and relevant coursework. The fully online program allows working adults to balance life and classes. Continue your education and complete your degree TODAY!
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With help from Boise State Venture College and the Idaho Entrepreneurship Challenge, Sunday "Paul" Adah, a Boise State Multidisciplinary Studies senior originally from Nigeria, successfully launched Scholarships Africa, an app that connects African and Black people around the world with exclusive scholarships and funding opportunities for education and job training.

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Photo of my 3 year old for attention. I'm in dire need of help. Trying to plan out my courses. I am a transfer student and most of my courses are in Psychology as that was my major at my previous school. Has anyone else had a minor in Psychology while majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies? I have a career goal of Child Life Specialist and Psychology will help with that. TIA
"I am so excited to be graduating this Saturday!
This semester has been demanding but amazing at the same time. I have experienced so many wonderful things while I've been a student at Boise State for the past year and a half. As an MDS degree-seeking student, I have taken all my classes online, so things didn't change much for me in that respect. However, having children home doing their schoolwork while I was keeping up on mine was a bit of a challenge. I will be forever grateful for the experiences I've had while attending Boise State. Thank you to the wonderful instructors and staff. I couldn't have done it without them."

-Elizabeth Gardner, Boise State Multidisciplinary Studies Spring 2020 Graduate

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Big welcome to Camilla (Cami)!!! So great to have you join this group!
FREE SOUP all week from our friends over at Boise State Multidisciplinary Studies!

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We talk to lots of students who have experimented with multiple majors. We can help you make the most of the credits you've earned with our online Boise State Multidisciplinary Studies--a degree that builds on your life experience and that is customizable to your goals.

It worked for Angus! Read his story about switching majors until he found an option that combined his goals with his past experience and how he realized his passion along the way.

Boise State's Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional stu

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) and Interdisciplinary Professional Studies (IPS) programs at Boise State empower you to create and complete a custom degree with maximum flexibility, a supportive environment, and highly relevant professional and technical skills. With the three customizable degree tracks — Flex Track, Online Track, and the new Online Professional Studies Emphases Track — the

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You made it! Today is the last day of the 2nd 7-week session. Here's to a restful break until the spring semester!

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Congratulations to those who are graduating this Fall 2022 semester! To celebrate, we are having an in-person celebration/networking event. No matter where you are in your journey, (graduating senior, current student, or BAS/MDS/IPS alumni)everyone is welcome to join!
When: Thursday, December 15th, 6:30pm (MDT)
Where: Big Al's
1900 N Eagle Road
Meridian, ID 83646
Kids are welcome and the event is pay your own way.
Hope to see you there!



Last night's Treehouse meeting was about IPS-301 - Prior Learning Portfolio Development with our awesome guest speaker Baker Lawley. He talked about how this course help students save time, money, and what to expect if they take this course. Check it out!


On this Giving Tuesday, consider making a donation to one of Boise State's scholarship funds! The Karen Kelsch Memorial Scholarship and Best Budd's Scholarships go directly to IPS students.


Interested in pursuing a law degree after you complete your Bachelor of Applied Science or BA in Interdisciplinary Studies? Check out this information and complete the Pre-Law interest form to receive information:

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Happy Thanksgiving Break! No classes November 21-27.


Have you registered for your Spring 2023 classes yet? Consider one of these upper-division electives!


Happy World Kindness Day! The holiday is celebrated on November 13 each year and encourages simple acts of kindness and emphasizes that even the smallest acts can have ripple effects throughout communities. Here are 100 random acts of kindness ideas to celebrate today:

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On November 18, 2022, Boise State will be offering a no cost shuttle from the Brady Garage to the Boise Airport for Boise State students, faculty, and staff who are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday!
Long term vehicle parking and/or indoor storage for a bicycle is included for the duration of the holiday break!
See the Boise State Transportation website for more details and to reserve your ride!
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Latest Updates: Daylight Saving Time | Sleep Foundation

Today marks the end of daylight savings time for 2022. Be sure to fall back one hour tonight!

In case you were wondering what's happening with changes to daylight savings time in the next year, check out this article from the Sleep Foundation.

Latest Updates: Daylight Saving Time | Sleep Foundation Follow this page for the latest updates on legislation to do away with twice-yearly clock changes in the United States.


Today marks the start of 2nd 7-week courses this semester. Welcome to our new students and best of luck to everyone this session!

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The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn

We all face challenges and set backs in life. Sometimes reframing the way we think about failure and its place in the learning process can lead to amazing things!

The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn When 50,000 of Mark Rober's 3 million YouTube subscribers participated in a basic coding challenge, the data all pointed to what Rober has dubbed the Super M...


The Boise State Career and Graduate School Fair is coming on October 19, and it will be the LARGEST career fair EVER in Boise State history! It is going to be so big that we can't fit all the employers in one ballroom, so this semester it'll be in both the Jordan and Simplot ballrooms. We're also bringing back free professional headshots for the first time since the pandemic.

You'll hear a lot more about this event over the next 3 weeks, but for now there are a couple more things we want you to know.

1. You should go to the career fair every year, not just when you're getting ready to graduate. That's right, we said every year. Whatever you need right now, whether that's a career, internships, connections, or information, the career fair should be a part of your career preparation plan each year.

2. Preparation matters. Watch for information about what to do before the career fair to ensure your success.


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis for mental health, fueling short- and long-term stresses and undermining the mental health of millions.

On this World Mental Health Day, make mental health and well-being a priority for you. If you want to carve out some time in the semester to work on your well-being, check out our IPS 460: Dimensions of Wellness course we offer each semester!

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With fall beginning to settle in, we're getting excited to witness the changing of seasons in the City of Trees!🍁

There's so much fun to be had at this time of year, so we need your help capturing and sharing videos of the best outdoor rec, entertainment and sightseeing there is to enjoy in and around Boise to be featured in our upcoming : Fall Edition episode. ✨

AND with some sweet giveaways to be won by a lucky participant, trust us, you want wanna miss out!🎉


Shape your educational experience by completing an internship as part of your BAS or IPS degree. Learn more about earning credit for an internship through the Career Services website at:

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Education is a key part of a society’s growth and progress! Here are 10 reasons why education is important to our society as a whole.,rights%2C%20laws%2C%20and%20regulations.

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Boise State is coming to Twin Falls!

🔵Meet staff from Boise State colleges, online programs and student success.
🟠Ask questions about enrolling, transferring credits and more!
🔵Date/Time: September 16, 11am - 1pm
🟠Location: CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

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Pro tip: Meet all three deadlines at once by turning in your FAFSA® form as early as possible. ​

Get ready—the 2023–24 FAFSA® form launches on Oct. 1!


Enjoy a little rest and relaxation on this Labor Day holiday!

Degree Programs built around your life 09/02/2022

Degree Programs built around your life

Do you know someone who could benefit from a degree built around their life? Share this story about BAS and IPS (formerly MDS) with them and the code ONLINEFRIEND2022 for a free application waiver!

Degree Programs built around your life Advancing your education doesn’t mean starting over Boise State’s online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) and Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) programs


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Are you ready to start? Fall 2022 class begin Monday, August 22! Best of luck to everyone this semester.

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We love the energy that comes with the start of a new academic year and look forward to “seeing” you all online soon!


Today on National Relaxation Day, we give you permission to just say 'no' to the things that are stressful in your life.

Never heard of the holiday? Here's a little history about the day...

"National Relaxation Day is celebrated annually on August 15. We thought an adult would have pitched the idea for this holiday, but it was actually Michigan-based Sean Moeller who thought of this day in 1985 when he was nine years old!...

National Relaxation Day advocates chilling out and promotes stress relief through meditation and other relaxation techniques. Managing stress requires relaxation, which leads to a clearer and calmer mind. Relaxation also breeds positivity and better concentration. The hustle and bustle of the daily grind leaves most of us on the verge of burnout, and there just never seems to be enough time to just kick back and relax. Those with a busy schedule look forward to Relaxation Day, even if it’s just to get some headspace.

The rule of the day is to avoid doing anything stressful. This is important. Playing video games can be a relaxing activity, but if the video game you are playing is one where you get frustrated, it’s probably not a good idea. A better idea is to spend the day lying in a hammock."

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First semester trials and triumphs: how a growth mindset helped a new multidisciplinary studies student 08/06/2022

First semester trials and triumphs: how a growth mindset helped a new multidisciplinary studies student

Meet current IPS student, Jessika Wass and learn about Jessika's experience with the IPS program (formerly MDS) and how the innovative curriculum has helped her!

First semester trials and triumphs: how a growth mindset helped a new multidisciplinary studies student At the start of her first semester in the online multidisciplinary studies program at Boise State, Jessika Wass felt a little discomfort. “Not only was I

Photos from Boise State University's post 07/29/2022

In a few short weeks we will welcome our new online and campus based students. For those of you taking classes on campus we hope you had a chance to interact with some of these awesome peers. And, for those of you taking classes online, we hope you enjoy these pictures of campus and know that you also have an awesome group of online peers!


To all the parents out there doing all the things (dinner, running the kids to practice, laundry, etc.), we appreciate each and every one of you and all you do to raise your kids while going to school. Happy Parent Appreciation Day!

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“Your vision is only actionable if you say it out loud. If you keep it to yourself, it will remain a figment of your imagination.”
― Simon Sinek

Don't let your dream of earning bachelor's degree stay just a dream. Reach out to us today!
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Check out this internship opportunity with Bronco Corps!

What is Bronco Corps? An initiative that brings talented students together with local nonprofits and small businesses. Students receive high-impact, paid internship experience ($14/hr). Application deadline is August 1.
Learn more at:


“Happiness comes from what we do. Fulfillment comes from why we do it.”
― Simon Sinek

Our 'why' is you!

Our Story

This program’s flexible curriculum allows adult students to maximize credits already earned and shorten the time needed to complete the degree.

Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) students have a great deal of freedom in selecting upper-division course work that meets their individual life and career goals. Additionally, students can complete their degree plan requirements completely online. Students Individual Degree Plans (IDP) are developed in MDS 300 – Communicating Universally.

Students will work closely with an advisor to develop an academic degree plan that will help them meet their stated goals. Students desiring a more narrowly focused, discipline-specific course of study should consider one of Boise State’s traditional majors.

Students considering applying to the Multidisciplinary Studies program should contact the MDS Intake Advisor at [email protected] for general information and assistance with applying to the program.

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