Interdisciplinary studies

Why major in an Interdisciplinary Program?

Are you drawn to complex problems that cannot be resolved by a single discipline? Interdisciplinary programs utilize the skills from a variety of disciplines to understand and resolve the complex issues we face in the twenty-first century. Because students in these majors develop skills in multiple disciplines, they are able to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge and develop creative solutions. With majors as diverse as Environmental Studies, Bioinformatics and Latin American Studies, graduates from Interdisciplinary programs are poised to enter careers in both traditional and emerging fields.

What can I do with an Interdisciplinary Program major?

Graduates go on to work in high paying jobs in their field of study or they utilize skills and knowledge gained to branch out into exciting new fields. Environmental Studies majors go on to work as environmental biologists, outdoor educators, environmental advocates, or pursue degrees in environmental law. Big pharmacological companies, biotechnology, and software companies are clamoring to hire professionals with experience in bioinformatics. Latin American Studies majors pursue careers in international business, become teachers, or work for nonprofits. And it is worth noting that graduates with the multiple competencies developed by an interdisciplinary program are well prepared for the other opportunities that come their way.

Career potential is robust and includes diverse fields such as: education, medical professions, healthcare, international business, pharmaceutical, environmental policy and law, information technology and nonprofit administration


Africana Studies

Applied Mathematical Economics

Applied Physics

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology



Broadfield Science (available only to College of Education students)

Cognitive Science

Data Science

Environmental Studies

Gender and Sexualities Studies

International Affairs

Latin American Studies

Peace Studies