Associate of Interdepartmental Studies

The Interdepartmental Studies Program is designed to provide a broad foundation of knowledge for students and to allow them to create a course of study that complements their career goals. Although the A.I.S. is a non-transferable degree, individual courses required for this degree may transfer, but might not necessarily fulfill the general education requirements at a four-year institution. Students pursuing this degree will complete only 19 hours of general education courses while they will choose 43 hours of electives. Students can use these electives to explore different areas of interest while rounding out their education. This degree gives students maximum flexibility to create their own programs of study. Students should consult their faculty advisers when registering for courses to ensure their choices match their career goals.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Explore a variety of fields
Enhance knowledge while working
Create their own program structure
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Credits: 62*
Graduation Retention Rate: 69%*

Possible Fields of Study

Social Sciences
Liberal Arts

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Institutional Electives
credit hours
General Education

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Dr. Tracy McGrady
Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.