From global health and climate change to social discrimination and economic inequality, the challenges we face in the world today require examination from diverse perspectives. Increasingly, scholars and policymakers are adopting interdisciplinary approaches that integrate data, methods, concepts, and theories from multiple fields to enhance our understanding of complex issues and develop effective solutions.
The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies promotes interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community engagement within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and beyond. Our academic programs allow students to pursue their interests outside traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our research initiatives support faculty to foster interdisciplinary collaborations that advance UNC Charlotte’s mission as an urban research university. Our centers highlight the value of interdisciplinary perspectives.