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 our Interdisciplinary Studies program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
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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.
A minor in interdisciplinary studies is not available.
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
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