Interdisciplinary Studies offers highly motivated and intellectually curious students the opportunity to develop an innovative, individualized degree program that moves beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries by combining coursework from two or more academic fields. IDS majors are mentored by faculty and professional advisors to build a cohesive program of study around a specific area of interest. Our majors and minors foster skills with real-world applicability: cultural awareness, inclusive thinking, and creative problem-solving.
Minor in Caribbean & Latin American Studies
Minor in Russian & Eurasian Studies
Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the classroom, IDS majors are encouraged to seek out hands-on learning experiences, including internships and study abroad programs. Students are also encouraged to present their research at local, regional, and national conferences.
Interdisciplinary Studies is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a regionally accredited degree in both Arts and Science. The department maintains annual membership in the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.
IDS students seek careers in a wide range of fields, including:
- Cultural Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship
- Athletic Training, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
- Photojournalism and Social Media
- International and Intercultural Programs
- Social Work and Government Services
- Environmental Science and Sustainability
- Education and Community Outreach
- Fundraising and Events Management
Centers and Initiatives Explore Blocks
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies aims to foster and grow a culture of intellectual inclusivity and interdisciplinary collaboration. To that end, we encourage our IDS majors and minors to take an active role in the important work being done in the many interdisciplinary centers across campus, including:
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