The Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to create their own major based on their academic interests, career goals, and personal passions.
With the guidance of faculty and professional advisors, students combine two or three areas of study, exploring the connections between them in core program courses, to create a unique degree program not available in traditional departments.
Students who design their own major develop knowledge and skills across disciplines or acquire various perspectives on particular areas of study. Additionally, Interdisciplinary Studies students, who have a natural curiosity, have opportunities for hands-on learning experiences through internships, cooperative education, practicums, service learning and study abroad/away programs. Students with self-curated majors are well prepared for modern career paths in an ever-changing job market, in addition to graduate study in a variety of disciplines.
Use the links below to learn more about creating your own major at Southern with the Interdisciplinary Studies program. Stay up with program news by following our @SCSUids Instagram as well.