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The Individualized Degree Plan allows you to customize your education.

Virtual Info Sessions

Join the IDP program director for a virtual information session to ask questions and get program information.

Upcoming Events 

THURSDAY May 9th and 23rd from 4-5 PM

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Program Overview

Chart your own course. The Individualized Degree Plan (Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.) invites you to collaborate in the design of your major and earn a degree that aligns with your unique interests and goals. 

An Interdisciplinary Studies degree is a jumping off point for a career in many industries and can serve as a foundation for you to thrive in emerging career fields, where various disciplines converge. Through this program you will develop knowledge and skills across multiple disciplines and learn how to apply integrative interdisciplinary analysis to real-world problems.  

This flexible degree path may be completed in-person, hybrid, or based on your interests and course availability, may be completed online. 

If you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting to discuss the program and your plans, please email

Career Options

The Individualized Degree Program aligns with current labor market trends and the knowledge, skills, and abilities that employers value. The 2021 Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), How College Contributes to Workforce Success: Employer Survey on What Matters Most, reports a desire from employers for the college experience to balance breadth and depth of learning, producing versatile graduates who can adapt to problems as they arise. Employers emphasized the value of exposure to a wide variety of academic topics and disciplines and acquisition of digital communication, information literacy, and critical thinking skills. As highlighted in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Resources for Interdisciplinary Careers, many careers are at the intersection of more than one discipline or area of study.

The following list includes some examples of interdisciplinary career fields, it is not meant to be all inclusive; many other interdisciplinary career fields exist. Some require specific and/or further education.

  • Law and Advocacy
  • Community Planning and Development
  • Medicine
  • Healthcare Administration 
  • Applied and Public Health
  • Environmental Policy
  • Sustainability
  • Renewable Energy
  • Natural Resources Planning and Administration
  • Teaching
  • Education Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Governance
  • Government Relations
  • Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Social Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Visual and New Media Communication
  • Marketing and Management
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Leadership

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