B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST) allows students to combine an interdisciplinary concentration with in-depth coursework in a disciplinary field to create a customized major that reflects their own interests and prepares them for their chosen career path. Through a combination of interdisciplinary and disciplinary courses, students gain a deeper understanding of these areas and develop competencies in oral and written communication, critical thinking, data analysis, teamwork, and leadership.
The program currently has concentrations in the following areas:
- Capitalism Studies
- Film & Media Production (new in Fall 2023!)
- Gerontology (new in Fall 2023!)
- Health & Medical Humanities
- Women’s and Gender Studies
The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies consists of an interdisciplinary concentration in one of the approved areas (18 credit hours) plus at least 18 hours in a disciplinary field of study. This may be a minor in a disciplinary department, or an alternative course of study approved by the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. A maximum of two courses (6 hours) from a student’s disciplinary depth coursework can count toward the electives in their Interdisciplinary Studies concentration, allowing a student to complete the major in 30 credit hours with proper planning.
For more information and sample plans of study, see the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Requirements and the catalog entry for each concentration:
- Interdisciplinary Studies, Capitalism Studies Concentration, B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Studies, Film & Media Production Concentration, B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Studies, Gerontology Concentration, B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Studies, Health & Medical Humanities Concentration, B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Concentration, B.A.