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 students include:
Zoology and Education
Political Science and Management
English and History
Information Technology and Marketing
Geography and Anthropology
Social Sciences (Geography, History, Philosophy and Political Science)
History and Communication
Information Resource Studies and Information Systems
Sports Management and Business
Native American Studies and History
Leadership and Political Science
You may also find it helpful to review the new INTEREST PATHWAYS - suggested courses in different areas that may line up with your interests. For example, course lists are available for the following pathways:
Ethnic and Gender Studies
Talk to the Interdisciplinary Studies advisor to learn more about the Interest Pathways.