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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Giving you the freedom and flexibility to expand beyond the confines of a single area of study

With our degrees, you will be well-suited for a variety of careers

Wanting to study Math and Literature? Or Journalism and Biology? If you have interest in multiple disciplines on campus or have a career goal that does not align with a major currently provided at ESU, Interdisciplinary Studies might be for you! This major gives students flexibility and guidance to build a unique degree program. Students will learn to address complicated problems using diverse knowledge and an interdisciplinary approach. You get to take an active part in shaping a degree that appeals to you! When you have completed all university graduation requirements, you will earn the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree (BID), with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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The Interdisciplinary Studies major is a flexible program for motivated students looking to engage with their college education on a fundamental level. Interdisciplinary Studies students take courses from multiple areas of study throughout the University and design degrees that fit their individual needs, both academically and professionally.

Featured Degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies major is a flexible program for motivated students looking to engage with their college education on a fundamental level. Interdisciplinary Studies students take courses from multiple areas of study throughout the University and design degrees that fit their individual needs, both academically and professionally.

General Studies

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

This program is designed specifically for students who have completed a significant amount of college credit with a desire to finish their Bachelor's degrees for job advancement, continued studies, or personal satisfaction. In this flexible on-campus or online program, you take the classes you are interested in and expand your knowledge in multiple areas of study while completing your degree requirements in a timely fashion.

Ethnic & Gender Studies

Minor, Bachelor of Arts

Study the historical and cultural constructions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class; explore the social and political issues associated with these categories.

Undergraduate Programs

Discover our undergraduate programs + minors, which include Interdisciplinary Studies, General Studies and Ethnic and Gender Studies.

Graduate Programs

Discover our graduate programs, which include Master of Science in Informatics with concentrations in Quantitative Economics and Geoinformatics.

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About our Department

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Steering Committee

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Awards

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