Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Student-Designed Major

Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (ISP) design and pursue individualized programs of study leading to either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. These students may select courses from several departments, take courses leading to a liberal program of study, or select courses in preparation for certain graduate programs that do not require a specific undergraduate major.

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is a creative alternative where students are encouraged and supported to take an active role in designing their own educational experience. The curriculum is tailored to the personal academic and professional objectives of the student.

The program is interdisciplinary / cross-disciplinary in spirit and practice and, thus, challenges students to make deliberate, thoughtful, and meaningful choices in developing a coherent plan of study that draws on resources from two or more academic departments.

Interdisciplinary Studies graduates pursue a variety of careers or graduate school programs. Career opportunities include, but a not limited to advertising, public relations, college student personnel, retail sales, sports management, counseling, management, ministry, medicine, hospitality / conference services, law, paraprofessional health care, and human services.

Admission Requirements: Students interested in admission to this self-designed Interdisciplinary Studies program must have a curriculum proposal reviewed and approved by the ISP office.

  • Applicants must be in good standing and have earned at least 24 semester hours of credit.
  • Students who have earned more than 75 semester hours will be admitted only by exception granted by the Interdisciplinary Studies Appeals Committee and only if the student has a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students admitted by exception must complete at least 24 semester hours of credit after admission to the Interdisciplinary Studies program
  • Curriculum Proposal Form