Jay Green, Program Coordinator
For students whose interests and goals are not precisely contained within the major fields of study offered at Covenant College, the interdisciplinary major offers numerous alternatives that may be tailored to meet their objectives. Combining the methods, insights, and skills flowing from a variety of diverse disciplines, the interdisciplinary major enables students to pursue distinctive courses of study whose overall outcomes are greater than the sum of their parts. The interdisciplinary studies major should not be viewed as a way to avoid choosing a major. It should be seen, rather, as an opportunity to construct a customized disciplinary focus that integrates several fields of study together with a high degree of focus and complexity. By combining classes from several different disciplines, students admitted into the interdisciplinary studies major can create a unique course of study that matches their interests and that brings together a distinctive set of questions and practices–in short, a new course of study–that might not have been obvious in Covenant’s existing curriculum.
Acceptance into the Major
Each student seeking to major in interdisciplinary studies must complete the application, which can be obtained from the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. It requires the applicant to craft a clear statement of her or his goals and an explanation of how these goals will be fulfilled by an interdisciplinary major. The successful applicant will understand both what an academic discipline is and what the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing an interdisciplinary major are.
CoursesInterdisciplinary Studies Courses