Interdisciplinary Studies Program Requirements

The interdisciplinary studies program enables students to develop from two academic disciplines an integrated course of study not available through current degree programs. This is an individually designed major that allows students to work closely with faculty while pursuing academic interests that transcend traditional majors. Students consult the program coordinator and two faculty members with interests and expertise in the area of study.

Appropriate themes for interdisciplinary studies majors may include a set of problems, an idea, or a period study. Suggested themes include American studies, aesthetics and artistic expression, and international and global studies.

Courses are offered either in an 8-week online format or a 16-week online format.

Major Requirements:

  • 36 credits of courses for the major selected from two disciplines, identified as program cores (at least 18 credits of which must be at the 300 and 400 level). A minimum of 12 credits is required in one program core.
  • INDSC 260 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Six credits in INDSC 350
  • INDSC 360 Interdisciplinary Research and Writing
  • INDSC 450 Senior Project: Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • HSR 224 (or another methods course approved by the Associate Dean, Business Programs)