Interdisciplinary Studies - Coastal Carolina University
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Design a degree with the most flexibility to match your career and passion. Utilize the expertise in any of Coastal's academic programs to forge a degree that is meaningful to you and future employers.

Interdisciplinary Studies

As an interdisciplinary studies major, you will build an individualized degree program that imagines your future with one of our professional advisors. Our students have designed programs in wildlife conservation, cultural arts entrepreneurship, community activism and advocacy, and film and media production––and that’s just to name a few! No matter their focus of study, our majors develop the interdisciplinary perspective, research skills, and problem-solving ability needed to help them take on complex academic subjects and solve real-world problems.  



Minor in Film & Production Studies

Minor in Middle Eastern Studies

Minor in Russian & Eurasian Studies


Apply Your Degree

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


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We foster a culture of intellectual inclusivity and interdisciplinary collaboration. Explore the opportunities and people involved in interdisciplinary studies.