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.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Interdisciplinary Studies
- Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids
Download a copy of the proposal form utilized to receive consideration for a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.
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.
Our option to major in IDS is too new to have produced any graduates yet, but a growing number of leading colleges and universities provide an individualized program model, and the trend is expected to continue.
In a recent survey, one institution reported that its interdisciplinary graduates were currently working across a wide range of fields including: politics, business, information technology, education, health care, biotechnology, marketing, media, and social services.