Interdisciplinary Studies Program Description

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 areas of study.

Appropriate themes for interdisciplinary 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.

Most courses are offered either online in an 8-week format or in an 8-week hybrid format where students meet one night per week. Some courses are offered in a 16-week online format.