Learn across disciplines. Think beyond boundaries. Design a major that’s right for you.
With the help of a professional advisor, Interdisciplinary Studies majors build an individualized degree program that incorporates multiple disciplines. 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 to solve real-world problems.
Where Interdisciplinary Studies Can Take You
Whether your goal is to gain a specific industry skill set that will land you your dream job, or to prepare to continue your studies at the graduate level, Interdisciplinary Studies can help get you where you want to go.
“My favorite thing about the IDS program is the flexibility, innovation, and encouragement that encapsulates the major and program as a whole.”
Current IDS Major
Focus: Linguistic Pathology
“When I learned about the IDS major I knew it would be the right choice because I could customize my studies while including all of my interests.”
Current Interdisciplinary Studies major
Focus: Social and Environmental Justice
“The IDS faculty were responsive, knowledgeable, helpful, and showed genuine interest in my progress and my success as a student.”
Focus: Community Advocacy and Empowerment
Popular Courses in Interdisciplinary Studies
FILM 255: American Cinema
This course explores film history and American culture through screenings, interviews, clips, and analysis of the 20th century's most popular art form. With over a 100 years of movies, students are able study both classic and contemporary films, connecting a wide range of subjects, including history, gender studies, and marketing.
IDS 430: Museum Studies
In this course, students explore different aspects of museum practice, often through hands-on projects. Want to help design an inclusive “touchable” display for a local museum or develop an outdoor educational exhibit at the Waccamaw Tribal Grounds? This class is for you!