BS in Interdisciplinary Studies


College of Humanities & Sciences


Bachelor of Science


East Falls


On Campus




3 - 4 Years

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Program Information

Name: Guangzhi Huang, PhD
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Program
  • Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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The Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to customize their education to work toward the career path of their interest. We offer tailored specializations, as well as the ability to work with the department to create a personalized curriculum.

Please consult with the Program Director about the possibilities for a three-year completion of this degree or alternative route through these curriculum requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 121

Courses shown in bold are part of the Interdisciplinary Studies core curriculum and specialization. You will choose a specialization from one of the four offered (Global Studies, Diversity Studies, Sustainability Studies, Health and Society) or work with the Program Director to create a custom specialization.

Year 1

  • Intro to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • [3] Disciplinary Electives (courses within CHS majors)
  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Topics in American Studies
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science or  Statistics or Mathematics
  • [1] Free elective

Year 2

  • Interdisciplinary Methods
  • [2] Specialization courses
  • [1] Disciplinary elective
  • Global Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication
  • Integrative Seminar
  • American Diversity
  • [1]  Free elective

Year 3

  • [2] Specialization courses
  • Hallmarks Core Elective: Global Citizenship
  • Hallmarks Core Elective: Global Diversity
  • Hallmarks Core Elective:  American Diversity
  • Hallmarks Core Elective:  Integrative Seminar
  • Ethics
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • [1] Minor course
  • [1] Free elective

Year 4

  • Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
  • [4] Specialization courses
  • Philosophies of the Good Life
  • [3] Minor courses
  • [1] Free elective