Interdisciplinary Studies

In support of the mission of the University, the purpose of the interdisciplinary studies major is to permit students to profit from the study of the full breadth of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum, as an end in itself as well as to complement and provide a context for the study of a particular discipline. The major may draw on courses in the natural and health sciences, mathematics, fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences. It allows students to explore and appreciate the ways in which diverse disciplines, schools of thought, modes of inquiry, and cultures fit into the rich fabric of human nature and self-expression. Intellectual, cultural, social, political, scientific, artistic, literary, and religious interactions and influences within a given era and from age to age are studied. Depth of knowledge and understanding is gained through progressively advanced study in several disciplines, rather than in a single discipline.

Learning Outcomes:
The major in Interdisciplinary Studies is a contract major, constructed by students in consultation with their advisors, and subject to the approval of their respective coordinators. Learning outcomes and a statement of purpose are developed for each individual contract.

Summary of Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

with an emphasis in Business and Psychology

Required Courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
Business Courses (24 total credits)
3
ECON 201 Microeconomics
3
BUS 301 Business Law
3
BUS 321 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 322 Advertising & Promotional Mgt.
3
BUS 331 Principles of Management
3
BUS 332 Organizational Behavior
3
BUS 333 Human Resources Management
3
BUS 335 Business Ethics
3
Psychology Courses (15 credits)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 220 Child and Adolescent Development 3
PSY 244 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 314 Counseling Psychology 3
PSY 343 Learning and Motivation 3
Interdisciplinary Studies Courses (10 credits)
SAGE 230 Human Culture and Thought I 3
SAGE 240 Human Culture and Thought II 3
SAGE 450 Global and Ethical Issues 3
IDS 410 Senior Experience in Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Lower Level Credits 18
Upper Level Credits 31
Total Credits 49
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