Interdisciplinary Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies major

This major is unique because it is individually designed; students work with faculty advisers to create a field of study involving courses from several departments. It may encompass the natural sciences, social sciences, cultural studies, fine arts, technical and professional fields, or a combination of these. The program admission application should be thought through carefully (contact the CLA director for referral to specific faculty who can consult on students' proposed programs).

Students who select this major must submit a statement of their educational objectives and a list of proposed courses to the committee for approval before they complete 70 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.50. The list of courses for the major and a statement of purpose explain the student's rationale for the proposed program. Upon approval by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee, it becomes an individualized program. A current transcript must be submitted with the application.