Interdisciplinary Studies Major
College of Arts and Sciences
Degree BA or BS, Interdisciplinary Studies
For information contact Mark Painter, PhD
This degree is available to students who have an interest in designing their own major program of study under the mentorship of an assigned faculty advisor. Courses can be selected across program lines and among several cooperating higher educational institutions. Independent study opportunities can be designed between students and interested faculty; guided internships can also be arranged. Each student must develop a major specialization (at least 30 credits of upper-level courses) and a minor specialization (at least 15 credits). These specializations may include courses from a variety of traditional programs and from any of the cooperating institutions. The specific designation for each specialization will be mutually determined by the student and the department chair.
Program Goals and Outcomes
The following are program goals for the Interdisciplinary Studies major, in which students will:
Student learning outcomes for the Interdisciplinary Studies major are unique to each student’s individual learning plan developed with the faculty advisor.