General and interdisciplinary studies (sometimes called “integrated studies”) are often used interchangeably, but there is a fundamental difference between the two types of degree programs.General studies programs typically cover a wide variety of course topics to provide students with broad skills in critical thinking to encourage lifelong learning.Interdisciplinary/integrated studies programs are more career-focused than general studies, a combination of disciplines designed to help students pursue a particular career path. Discover the Herzing University Interdisciplinary Studies degree programExplore Now Other Questions What's the difference between an RN and NP? How can I become a medical records technician? What is the role of a primary care nurse practitioner? Are LPNs in demand? Or are they being phased out?