2020-2021 Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies major offers motivated students the opportunity to shape their own program of study in close consultation with their faculty advisors. The IDS major does not have a pre-determined sequence of required classes; instead, IDS majors identify a program of study, selecting courses from across the curriculum with the overall goal of studying a particular issue/problem/topic from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. The flexibility of the IDS major invites students to be pro-active and creative in designing their course of study. The base of knowledge and the analytical and critical skills acquired by IDS majors prepares them for a wide range of career options and for graduate study in a variety of fields.

Division: Humanities and Social Sciences
Division Office: The Faculty Center 301
Phone: 646-393-4111
Division Chair: Jennifer N. Brown, Ph.D. 
Administrative Assistant: Alexandra Dill

Program Coordinator:

Bradley L. Herling

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Chair, Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Coordinator, Law and Ethics

B.A., Wesleyan University

Ph.D., Boston University

The Faculty Center 500

Phone: 646-393-4115


Interdisciplinary Studies Courses (IDS)