Summary: Aug 2010
The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Interdisciplinary Studies
A student with academic interests for which no suitable major is offered by any single department in the College
of Arts and Sciences may pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major. An IDS major plans a program of
study and senior thesis with a faculty advisor and an advisory committee, who are chosen by the student and the
IDS Coordinator. The IDS program is a rigorous one that requires early planning on the student's part. The first
step for students interested in an IDS major is to contact the Coordinator of the Division of Interdisciplinary
Studies for further information. IDS offers students the opportunity to develop individualized cross-disciplinary
majors utilizing courses from the social sciences, the humanities, and/or the professional schools and colleges.
The ISF Major is unique in the College of Letters and Science in the importance it assigns to the advising role.
Possible Job Titles of Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates