Create your own Major Based on your Academic Interests


Through the Interdisciplinary Studies program, you can develop an individually designed major not available through current degree programs—all based on your personal academic interests.

The Interdisciplinary Studies program allows you to pursue academic interests that transcend traditional majors at SU-or elsewhere. You’ll consult with the program coordinator and faculty members from two academic disciplines of your choosing to develop a robust course of study based on your interests. For example, your focus may be on a set of problems, an idea, or a period study. Other themes include American studies, aesthetics and artistic expression, and international and global studies. Each semester, you’ll meet with the program coordinator to make sure you’re on track as well as to review internships and other career-development activities.

Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Studies program will:

  • Demonstrate general knowledge in the liberal arts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of content in two academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate effective communication by engaging in inquiry and reflection on a topic of personal interest.

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Oyinade Koyi

Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Oyinade Koyi, an Interdisciplinary Studies major who focused on English and Information Systems when she earned her degree in 2012, has thrived due to her Stevenson experience. She now works at The Museum at FIT in New York City as the Assistant Media Manager.

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Major Requirements

Students may request admission into the major after completing the first semester of the freshman year. Students may select either the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires the completion of a foreign language through at least the intermediate level. In addition to completing the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE), students must complete the major requirements noted below.

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

  • FYS 100
  • 36 credits for the major selected from two disciplines, identified as program cores (at least 18 credits of which must be at the 300- and 400-level).
  • A minimum of 12 credits is required in one program core.
  • 30 credits of courses must be at the upper level.
  • INDSC 320
  • Six credits in INDSC courses, 300-level or above
  • INDSC 450 Senior Project: Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • One 200-level WI course and one 300- or 400-level WI course taken in a program core or other writing intensive courses approved by program coordinator.

Minors and Other Options

A minor in interdisciplinary studies is not available.

BA Option

Students also have the option of completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The student must fulfill all SEE requirements, program requirements, and complete two semesters of a foreign language from the point of placement or completion of 202 level

BS/MS Option

The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a master’s degree in one of Stevenson’s graduate programs. Students choosing this option may earn their master’s degree in as little as one year after their bachelor’s degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. For more information on this program see the Stevenson University Online Catalog

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