Interdisciplinary Studies Advising

IDST Advising Mission Statement

IDST Advising, where we strive to “put the student first”, is an integral part of the learning process for our students, faculty and staff. Effective advising benefits the entire college community, fosters strong community relationships, and helps us to meet IDST’s mission of providing excellent, high quality, affordable educational opportunities for our students. Through individual, collaborative relationships with our academic advisors, students are best able to define and implement sound educational plans that are consistent with their personal values, goals and career plans.

IDST Advising Satisfaction Survey

Virtual Advising

IDST Facts


  • To help students explore education goals
  • To develop suitable educational plans and customized programs of study for each student
  • To teach students how to monitor progress toward established educational goals
  • To encourage students to utilize college support services and co
  • To raise graduation and transfer rates at Nicholls State University


  • Students will demonstrate the ability to make effective, healthy decisions concerning their educational goals
  • Students will develop an educational plan that includes their program of study for successfully achieving their goals
  • Students will select courses each semester to progress toward fulfilling that educational plan
  • Students will gain an appreciation of the value of higher education beyond getting a job
  • Students will make use of campus resources as needed to achieve their educational goals
  • Students will exercise realistic self-appraisal as they recognize their strengths and weaknesses

Ask an Advisor via this E-mail-

Should Ask
To clarify academic policy and/or procedure
To locate information about campus resources
For general questions about Nicholls State University Core Curriculum
If you have any academic questions, comments, or concerns

Should NOT Ask
To pick your classes for you
To discuss your academic progress

If an advisor can not answer your questions, we will forward your email to the appropriate unit. E-mail questions are answered during  regular IDST department business hours within 48-72 hours.

Checklists links:  A degree plan (audit) is a guide to achieve your academic goals. It describes the degree requirements and specifies courses selected to meet them. It is your responsibility to schedule an appointment with your advisor to develop your plan. This should be done early in your course of study. While the audit/degree plan is intended to be flexible, you should not deviate from it without the permission of your advisor. Otherwise, you run the risk of taking courses that may not be applicable to your degree. No student will be approved for graduation until all requirements have been met.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Checklist

Associate of General Studies Checklist

Bachelor of Art in Organizational Leadership Degree Checklist

Other Important Links:

Humanities Approved Course List

Intercultural Studies Electives

Graduation application


General Education Requirements