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The most compelling topics require different perspectives. What is the science behind great works of art? What do sociologists and historians teach us about race in the dance world? Design sound with technical know-how and insights from the production of music and poetry; make films about sustainability, drawing upon your knowledge of history and international development; understand animation and comics in historical and theoretical perspective. As an IDS major, you will work closely with faculty to assemble a program that is yours, and yours alone.


B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

General Education: 42 Credits
Major: 42 Credits
Elective Credits: 36 Credits

Required Courses (9)
IDS 399 Independent Study/Internship 3
IDS 499 Independent Study Capstone 6
Elective Courses (33)
In consultation with their Faculty Advisor, students complete the remaining 33 credits by selecting 11 courses from across the curriculum that connect to the student’s chosen topic.  
Total Credits: 42


NOTE:
 No more than four of these courses can be from the same department. No more than three of these courses may be at the 100/200 levels.

NOTE: These courses may include Independent Study/Directed Study as deemed appropriate by the student and his/her faculty advisor.

IMPORTANT: In order to ensure that students have met the prerequisites and are adequately prepared for 300- and 400-level courses in any given discipline, it is strongly recommended that they select 100- and 200-level Shared Curriculum courses and elective courses in disciplines they anticipate studying at the advanced level.