Interdisciplinary Studies

A Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies gives you maximum flexibility to design your own program according to your academic interests and career goals. 

You must consult with your advisor when planning your course of study, which should combine at least two specific disciplines to form a cohesive interdisciplinary focus. The coursework for this major must involve two subject areas and the disciplines forming the major should have academic and intellectual cohesion.  Examples of interdisciplinary study areas include the following:

  • American studies, including courses in history and political science;
  • The humanities, with courses in literature and history;
  • Interdisciplinary sciences, with courses in Biology and Chemistry;
  • Psychology and Human Services or Sociology and Human Services;
  • Child development, with related courses in Education and Psychology;
  • General business, with related courses drawn from accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing;
  • Computer Science and Business.

You may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, depending on how many liberal arts credits you complete.

Bachelor of Arts: 120 credits including 90 Liberal Arts credits
Bachelor of Science: 120 credits including 60 Liberal Arts credits

Graduates are well equipped for graduate school and/or careers in education, health sciences, arts administration, law and public affairs, among others.

College Core Requirements

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GLL - Literature 6
GHS/GPL - American Studies 6
Various - Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
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GSS/GSB/GSC/GSP - Science 3 or 4
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Note: A related one-credit "topics" or workshop course may be offered with the above courses.

*If a student is exempt from College Math, he or she is required to take statistics
**For Indisiciplinary degree, students may take science instead of math to satisfy the core requirement.

Concentration Requirements

You must complete at least 16 credits in each academic discipline. Included in these must be at least two 300-level courses and one 400-level course or four 300-level courses.

The major must consist of a least 32 credits of advanced courses (200-level or above) with no less than 16 credits in each of two subject areas. In addition to the 32 credits, there are typically several introductory prerequisite courses (100-level) in the relevant disciplines that are both required and that satisfy prerequisites for the advanced courses.