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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies



The 2+2 Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program enables students to complete a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on one of three Roane State campuses. The Associate's degree is taken with Roane State. The second two years of classes are taken with Tennessee Tech, but the classes are located on Roane State campuses in Oak Ridge, Cumberland County or Scott County.

The Tennessee Tech portion of 2+2 can be completed in as few as six semesters (two years). To finish the bachelor’s degree in two years, students will complete three, accelerated, five-week courses and one 15-week course during fall and spring semesters for a total of 12 credit hours each term.* Students will also take six credit hours each summer.

Classes will be offered in the evenings to accommodate full-time working adults. The 2+2 IS Degree is a great way for full-time workers to earn their degree without cutting back on their work schedule. In addition, full-time working adults may be eligible for financial aid.

*Some cohorts may not choose the 12 hours per semester. Therefore, their course plan will extend past two years.

Roane State Degree to Pursue

Students pursuing any A.A. or A.S. degree can transition directly into the Tennessee Tech part of 2+2. Students pursuing an A.A.S. can also follow the 2+2 track but will be required to meet additional general education requirements (often taken as program electives).

Cohort Learning

Classes are offered in cohorts, meaning that students stay with same group of fellow students as they progress through the program. Working in a cohort gives students a community of classmates who are studying the same subjects, dealing with the same challenges and sharing the same goals.

The cohorts will have two emphasis areas: "Workplace Leadership" and "Human Behavior".  There is an option for experiential credit and/or an internship up to six hours each. Experiential credit gives students academic credit for their work experiences, if applicable. All students will complete a culminating project.

Career Benefits

Program graduates can pursue any number of business-related careers. The program is also a great way to strengthen qualifications for promotions and management positions.

Transcript Evaluations

Students who already have an associate’s degree or who have taken 60 or more hours of college credit can have their transcripts evaluated to determine if credits could be applied toward the 2+2 B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies.

For a free transcript evaluation, contact:

Jeannie Smith
Program Coordinator
(931) 372-3904


View tuition and fees for Roane State classes
View tuition and fees for Tennessee Tech classes

Admissions Steps

 - For students planning to obtain an associate’s degree from Roane State AND a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech, follow your new student checklist for Roane State.

Students starting at Roane State can pursue any A.A. or A.S. program and transition directly into the Tennessee Tech part of the 2+2 IS program. Students can also pursue an A.A.S. program, but will need to meet additional general education requirements to follow the 2+2 IS curriculum. It is very important that students inform their academic advisor that they wish to pursue the 2+2 IS program.

 - For students who already have an associate’s degree OR 60 or more hours of previous college credit, follow these steps:

  1. Send unofficial copy of transcripts from all colleges attended to Jeannie Smith at or mail to:  Jeannie Smith, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Box 5176, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001.
  2. Apply online to Tennessee Tech University as a Transfer student.
    Go to Pay non-refundable application fee.
  3. Have all colleges and universities attended send Official Transcripts to
    Office of Admissions, Tennessee Tech U, Box 5006, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001.
  4. Have an official high school transcript sent to Office of Admissions, Tennessee Tech U, Box 5006, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001.
  5. Learn about financial aid options at Tennessee Tech by visiting the college’s financial aid Web site:
  6. For financial aid and loans, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Tennessee Tech’s School ID number is 003523.
  7. Complete Tennessee Tech health form.
  8. Complete Tennessee Tech meningitis form.
  9. Contact Tennessee Tech advisor for registration information.
  10. Contact Site Coordinator for Registration PIN number.

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