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Interdisciplinary Studies Program Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program is for students to develop coherent and rigorous personal degree plans which address broad or complex questions by integrating multiple intellectual traditions.

Program Goals

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in objective, multidisciplinary perspective taking
  • Develop structural knowledge pertaining to course problems and/or themes, perceiving connections between disciplinary domains
  • Integrate knowledge and modes of thinking drawn from two or more disciplines
  • Produce an interdisciplinary understanding of a complex problem or intellectual question
  • Develop competent oral and written communication skills