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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies integrates courses from departments and professional schools across campus to build in-depth, cohesive, thematic programs of study (concentrations), which are grounded in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. The interdisciplinary major may also be combined with a teacher certification program.  Effective Fall 2010, areas of study include:

  • Community Governance and Advocacy—issues and problems related to community organizations, political or social advocacy, governance, private-public sector partnerships, philanthropy, and other local, state or regional matters
  • Health and Society—science, technology, psychology, medicine, law, ethics, and preparation for medical school and other public or allied health care fields
  • Human Capital and Society—human resources in business, industry, and government
  • International Studies—regional and area studies of various international/global phenomena
  • Liberal Studies—students, working with an IDS advisor and at least two faculty, establish a set of learning outcomes that the student intends to accomplish, then tailors his/her courses to achieve those goals
  • Social Science Education—for students interested in a career in teaching at the secondary level

The Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science program offers the following degree programs:

  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science
  • B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Science Education
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