Knowledge matters.

A major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) allows you to design a customized academic program that meets your needs, laying the groundwork for a degree track that is built upon existing courses in two or more academic disciplines. The IDS option differs from a double major, enabling you to assume a uniquely interdisciplinary approach and gain knowledge in multiple related fields of study.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A major in IDS gives you the opportunity to pursue academic and career interests that aren't otherwise represented or paired in Cornerstone University's curriculum. Whether your interests are located across the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines or reflect commitment to a newly emerging field of study, you will be given opportunities to bring a depth of focus and motivation into your concentration, designing and supporting the rationale to proceed in a non-prescribed program.

    Degree Completion

    Download a copy of the proposal form utilized to receive consideration for a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • Interesting Classes

    Based on the framework of your program, you will choose courses, trips, internships, and projects that align with your intended degree objectives. Keeping the guidelines about the distribution of course work in mind, you're only limited by your own vision.

    Interdisciplinary Studies Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate interdisciplinary students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 100 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Amway
    • Crystal Lake Central High School
    • GarLyn Zoo Wildlife Park
    • Rainbow Childcare Center
    • Telamon Corporation
    • YMCA of the Rockies

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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