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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Crystal Griffin IDS 2012

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B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) offers an innovative program that integrates student-designed concentrations with a structured program core that introduces and models the methods and practices of interdisciplinary inquiry. The program provides students with an individualized and rigorous undergraduate education that encourages them to pursue their specific interests while preparing them to be flexible, adaptable, and creative thinkers.

Students in IDS learn to define and focus their own interests, approach and understand issues in their complexity, and address problems and answer questions in an interdisciplinary manner that integrates knowledge and insight from different perspectives and fields. Since we live in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world, we pay special attention to examining the relations among technology, culture, and society. The program is designed for students who desire a challenging and flexible course of study that prepares them with the breadth of vision and depth of knowledge to apply their chosen area of specialization to the range of opportunities afforded by our rapidly changing technological society.

Professions and Careers
Interdisciplinary Studies encourages students to identify their goals and individualize their course of study to best achieve those goals. A degree in Interdisciplinary Studies thus prepares graduates for a diverse range of careers in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, and provides excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of fields.  Prospective students are encouraged to visit our program website to learn more about the variety of opportunities that IDS students and graduates pursue.

Daryl Lee
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies Program
(315) 792-7320
Donovan Hall, Rm. 2117

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