Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
Create your own unique major at Thomas College.
Are you having trouble finding a major that fits your unique interests and career goals? Do your interests cut across disciplines, not fitting neatly within existing majors? The Interdisciplinary Studies major at Thomas may be the perfect fit for you. You can have direct ownership over your education by developing a program unique in its content and career goals. The interdisciplinary studies major is ideal for the highly motivated student who is interested in being empowered to address complex interdisciplinary issues as citizens of their community, nation, and planet. This program only has one required major course; the rest is up to you and your advisor. The Thomas interdisciplinary studies major is one of only three such programs in New England to be a member of the National Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.
You even have the option of naming your own major to make yourself uniquely marketable for your career goals, combining in-depth study in different academic disciplines in ways not possible in structured majors.
- Computer Elective
- Psychology or Sociology Elective
- Humanities or Philosophy Elective
- Liberal Arts Elective
- Science Elective
- Math Elective
You can explore a unique path:
- A career field of your choice
- A post-secondary level in a graduate program.
Set yourself apart by naming your own degree to reach your professional goals. Work with us to plan a major that provides unique training and skills that employers in your field are looking for.
Combine in-depth study in different academic disciplines in ways not possible in structured majors. This option is a program of courses selected by you and your advisor(s) for the purpose of designing a unique major, with the name of the major typically derived from existing Thomas majors, minors, or concentrations. A self-designed and self-named major may be combined with a minor from the Business School to create a truly unique and marketable education.
You’ll graduate with the ability to…
- Make meaningful connections between diverse subject areas and disciplines
- Demonstrate skills in research, writing, argumentation, and persuasion, problem-solving, and critical thinking
- Develop as a self-starter and a motivated, curious learner