What are interdisciplinary programs?
Interdisciplinary programs are those programs that don't fit neatly into a predefined box. They cross the traditional lines of academic categorization to better explain complex topics from a variety of angles.
In Arts and Sciences, the interdisciplinary programs are:
- Environmental Studies
- Latino/Latin American Studies
- Native American Studies
- Women's & Gender Studies
Why study an interdisciplinary program?
These programs draw upon and add knowledge to multiple disciplines. They invoke art, science, music, culture and society to better understand complex ideas. Students who study in these fields develop:
- Understanding data to make informed decisions
- Flexible and adaptable approach to learning
- Sound research skills
- Analytical and critical evaluation skills
- Creative problem solving
- Logical reasoning skills
- Communication skills