The Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers students a unique opportunity to design a curriculum that serves their needs and aspirations. This flexible degree, designed in response to global corporate leaders, nurtures critical thinkers who understand the connections between science, technology, and humanity.
The Program requires coursework in general education, a core curriculum, a minor, a specialty area, and open electives. The general education component provides a broad foundation of study, which leads to the core curriculum, focusing on a specialty. Core courses aim to enhance communication and analytical skills, so students gain an understanding of art, literature and history, which shape an appreciation for the humanities. Also, core courses prepare students to discover meaningful links to technology, science and other technical areas — developing a renaissance education in a global economy.
Interdisciplinary Studies provides freedom for students to choose coursework, which is primarily lodged in the selection of a minor course of study. It allows students to explore the University’s offerings in search of a scholarly education that will broaden knowledge and worldwide ambitions. In the capstone experience, each student will complete and document program outcomes. The Capstone Project will illustrate and provide evidence of a well-rounded education to domestic and international employers.
The flexibility of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program allows students to design their own degree programs, building on their individual strengths and interests. Depending on their choices, graduates can prepare for careers in aviation, aerospace, international business, communication, or other related professions. In addition, it provides a strong foundation for advanced degrees, graduate studies, or even law school. The Interdisciplinary Studies program seeks students with an entrepreneurial spirit who will cross boundaries, make creative connections, be flexible in a changing career environment, and become leaders in their chosen fields.