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Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies

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

Customize your degree to match your individual goals

Explore everything Emporia State University has to offer and take courses from multiple departments while earning one of our Interdisciplinary degrees. With our flexible degree programs, you can create a unique program of study and choose from hundreds of courses in dozens of subjects offered by nearly every department on campus. Take the courses that make you want to learn, that make you feel inspired, and that will help you fulfill your goals!

Through the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, you can put together 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.

Academic programs

Discover our academic programs, which include Interdisciplinary Studies, General Studies and Ethnic and Gender Studies.

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About our Department

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Ethnic and Gender Studies Program

Learn more about the Ethnic and Gender Studies program

Ethnic and Gender Studies

Featured Degrees

Ethnic, Gender, and Identity Studies

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Through the coursework for the Ethnic, Gender, and Identity Studies major, students will study multiple identities and come to understand how those identities intersect and influence one another.

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.

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