The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies coordinates and fosters cross-disciplinary connections across all disciplines to help students realize their academic, personal, and professional aspirations.

For those students who wish to design their own course of study, the department offers the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.), an interdisciplinary degree that provides a flexible course of study with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, and the Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.), a two-year degree that can serve as a foundation for advanced study.

The department also cultivates greater opportunities for service learning and leadership initiatives across all disciplines and coordinates campus-wide development of interdisciplinary minors and activities available to all majors.


  • Prepare students for graduate study
  • Prepare students for careers
  • Provide a flexible degree program
  • Provide students with a sound foundation of knowledge within the liberal arts tradition