Jay Green, Program Coordinator
For students whose interests, dispositions, and personal goals cannot be sufficiently contained within the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines, interdisciplinary studies offers opportunities for students to create individualized courses of study. Interdisciplinary studies majors pursue studies in multiple disciplines with an eye toward integrating areas of study for more effective, holistic question posing and problem solving. The interdisciplinary studies major provides opportunities to construct customized academic pathways that enable students to integrate materials from several fields of study that will help them tackle a variety of challenges too big and complex for a single disciplinary perspective.
Acceptance into the Major
While any student may declare a major in interdisciplinary studies, full admittance into the program requires the completion of a statement of intent to major, which will be completed as part of the coursework for IDS 201. For this assignment, students will craft a clear statement of their goals and an explanation of how these goals will be fulfilled by an interdisciplinary studies major.
CoursesInterdisciplinary Studies Courses