How do You Design Your Own Major?

Interdisciplinary Studies students consult with their advisor and choose a field (or fields) of study to pursue. We call these fields "cognate areas." They do not have to be from the same department or even the same college. If you choose business as one area of study, you must select at least one additional cognate area. As with traditional majors, you will need to take a series of classes in your chosen cognate area(s), including any prerequisites. 

Some examples of interest areas chosen by BID distance studetns include:

Political Science and Management

English and History

Information Technology and Marketing

Geology and Anthropology

Social Sciences (Geology, Political Science, Philosophy and History)

History and Communication

Information Resources and Information Systems