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Interdisciplinary Studies

Overview

Interdisciplinary Studies provides the flexibility to design your own major in collaboration with a faculty advisor, and build a curriculum that meets your own specific interests and career goals. The program gives you the conceptual tools to integrate different disciplines in order to address the complex problems and changing frontiers of knowledge in an increasingly global society. Interdisciplinary Studies is designed to help fully realize the academic, professional, and personal potential of students whose interests range across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

In This Program

You will:

  • Take command of your own educational goals and design your own program.
  • Learn to use different disciplinary methods strategically to address real world issues in innovative ways.
  • Combine your fields to design a project that relates directly to the kind of work you want to do when you graduate, and serves as a springboard for your success.

Career Opportunities  

  • A broad spectrum of career opportunities dependent upon the individualized curriculum chosen.
  • Graduate studies in line with individualized curriculum (law school, master of arts in education, master of fine arts in art & graphic design, etcetera).
  • Success in the today’s rapidly changing workplace requires individual initiative, flexible thinking, and an ability to define one’s own professional goals; the individualized IDIS degree challenges you to do exactly that while in college.

Experiential Opportunities 

  • As a senior, you will have the chance to do an individual Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone project that reflects your personal vision and professional goals, applying insights from a range of disciplines to crucial contemporary issues and challenges in an original way.
  • Use skills developed through the study of a world language to communicate across cultural divides, and apply those skills in a study abroad program.
  • Participate in opportunities in the arts by participating in a music performance ensemble, such as Choir and Band, or by exhibiting artwork in the annual student ARTeries show in Hammond Gallery.

Requirements and Curriculum

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.
Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.

We also offer an IDIS Major that is designed for Pre-Law students.

Minors

IDIS Minors

Minors should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Internships/Practica

Internships, where applicable, will be chosen with the assistance of your advisor.

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Day

Faculty

All full-time faculty are listed in Faculty Profiles.

Student presenting a poster titled, "The Current Financial Crisis and Business Environment"

Learn More

Department Home Page

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, go to admissions.