Hi Jessica ,
IxD is probably the most valued multidisciplinary qualification you can get .The thinking is going to trickle into everything around us hence the massive demand for UX Designers .
We also offer a 4yr program and I am amazed by the interest and take up .
Apart from the role Universities play to enhance the study field, all future CEO's will consult with their UX Designers before they talk to anyone else .
You cant go wrong here . Have a look (research) the different UX landscapes form Japan to LA to ensure that you tie in with the global approach .