Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Overview
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? Our Interdisciplinary major gives a student direct ownership and responsibility over their education by creating a program unique to their personal interests and career goals. An IDS major allows for freedom, structure, and a focused exploration of a variety of areas of interest.
Interdisciplinary education is ideal for a highly motivated student looking to address complex interdisciplinary issues in a changing career world.
Students have the option to name their own unique major that fits their interests. The name of a unique major is typically derived from the names of existing majors, minors, and concentrations.
Examples of Student-created Majors:
- Cultural Diversity Education
- Political Journalism
- Diversity Psychology
“In Interdisciplinary Studies, we have the opportunity to choose the classes we want and have more flexibility and control over what we learn.”Renee Rossi ’22, Interdisciplinary Studies
At a Glance