Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

(ART, COM, IDS, INF, INS, PHI)

The Interdisciplinary Studies major allows students to pair two disciplines in creative ways to meet 21st century market demands. Students choose 2 from among several concentrations including specifically designed pre-professional programs in pre-med, pre-physician assistant, or pre-law, or from disciplines among the arts, sciences, and business. All Interdisciplinary Studies majors take a common interdisciplinary core designed to forge interconnections between the chosen disciplines. This unique degree plan allows students to combine to their vocational interests and abilities, preparing them to solve real-world problems and providing the reasoning, speaking, and writing skills sought by many employers and graduate schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are linked to assignments and activities throughout this program. After completing program requirements,

  1. Students will be able to critically evaluate and synthesize knowledge across the arts and sciences.
  2. Students will be able to effectively communicate ideas and collaborate with others in multidisciplinary settings.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate contextual thinking, drawing from multiple perspectives within the fabric of time, culture, and personal experience.
  4. Students will be able to discover creative insights to real world problems by applying theory to practice in various settings.
  5. Students will be able to articulate their personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and abilities through a unique integration of disciplines in relation to the Christian story and service in God’s world.