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Interdisciplinary Studies Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major provides students with an opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree with a foundation in practical thinking and ethics. Next, you choose two concentrations in either the humanities, the sciences or a business-oriented practicum. The program culminates with a capstone thesis, requiring you to unify your foundation with the two selected concentrations into a cohesive understanding.

This approach empowers you to become a careful, critical thinker and to apply principles of integrity and ethical decision-making to address real-world problems. Graduates are prepared for a broad range of careers across fields such as marketing, supply chain management, social work, hospitality services and finance.

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Delivery Format

In Person

Credit Hours


Time to Complete

4 years


Sample Curriculum

The Interdisciplinary Studies program has a primary foundation in practical thinking and ethics. Students must also complete two of three concentrations (15 credit hours each) in the humanities, the sciences or professional (business-oriented) courses.

For more information about the Interdisciplinary Studies program, view the Four-Year Curriculum Guide and Academic Catalog.

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Contact Information

Louis Mancha
Louis Mancha, Ph.D.
Chair, Philosophy Department
Associate Professor of Philosophy
202 Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall