The humanities, interdisciplinary social sciences and interdisciplinary liberal studies programs challenge you to think critically and incisively about ideas, people, society and the human condition.

You'll learn about, think about and come to understand the issues and problems of the modern world and of the past.

As a student, you learn about the diversity and the complexity of social life and how the human condition and human experience have been captured in literature and art. You explore different ways people use ideas and issues to form social constructs.

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Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Careers

Faculty work individually with students to prepare them for careers in a world that demands creativity in analyzing problems, expertise in technology and an understanding of diverse perspectives.

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Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Curriculum


Our program differs in three important ways – broader perspectives, external fields, and computer competencies. Take courses such as :

  • Introducing the Liberal Arts
  • Music Through the Ages
  • Global Forces,Local Outcomes
  • Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  • Logic for Critical Thinking
  • Global Perspective on Sexuality

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Major Curriculum


Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors to complement your interdisciplinary liberal studies degree.

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Research Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Opportunities

A required external field of five or more courses prepares students for their future careers.

Chosen from one of our many programs and departments, external fields may be in such defined pre-professional areas as pre-medicine, pre-law, pre-business, pre-physical therapy, psychology, or computer science; alternately, you may create your own external field, tailored to your specific career interests.

Through our state-of-the-art computing resources, you will acquire skills using the latest communication tools. Also, thanks to our small size and friendly, collaborative culture, you'll rub shoulders with peers in technology-based majors so that you gain an appreciation of their mindsets and perspectives.

What's your purpose? Achieve it here.