8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

About the Program

Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies is a customized degree that provides you with the liberal arts education to complement your diploma and advance your career or educational prospects. Complete your degree credential in two to two-and-a-half years, and gain practical experience through the work term. To find out more and to start mapping out your custom degree, please contact us.

Advanced Entry

Graduates of a diploma program may be eligible to complete this degree faster through one of our pathway options.

Degree Completion Requirements

Mandatory Courses


Minimum four courses. Three specified courses: Writing Strategies, Introduction - Scholarly Research and Writing, Presentation Skills; plus one upper– level communication elective course (300 or 400 level).


Minimum four courses. Three specified courses: Quantitative Reasoning, Mathematics of Statistics, and Introduction to the Natural Sciences; plus one upper–level Math/Science elective course (300 or 400 level).


Minimum three courses. Two specified courses: World Civilizations I and World Civilizations II; plus one upper–level Humanities elective course (300 or 400 level).

Social Science

Minimum three courses. Two specified courses: Introduction to the Social Sciences I and Introduction to the Social Sciences II; plus one upper–level Social Science elective course (300 or 400 level).

Research Courses

Minimum four courses: INR300, INR700, and INR800.

Liberal Studies Options

Students will be required to complete 4 lower-level and 2 upper-level electives.

Professional Options

Minimum 15 courses in total selected from existing Seneca degree programs. A maximum of 10 courses can be at the lower–level and a minimum of 5 courses must be at the upper–level.

Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Work Term

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. The work term(s) may be a paid or unpaid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for the mandatory degree work term regardless of success in securing a work position.


The Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed to meet the individual needs of students. Students enter the program with varying years of academic experience and as a result, will enrol in courses in accordance with their circumstances. For example, students could have completed a two or three-year college diploma, both of which will require that courses be completed in a different manner. Similarly, a student who begins the program in Year One will complete courses in a different pattern. The only necessary sequence will be to meet the prerequisite course requirements as stipulated in the calendar.

It is imperative for every student to meet with the program co-ordinator to determine the sequence of courses necessary to satisfy the degree requirements.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Community-based not-for-profit organization
  • Education (school boards and universities)
  • Government
  • Financial industry
  • Conservation authorities
  • Police forces
  • Retail