The word "interdisciplinary" is defined by Merriam-Webster as "involving two or more academic, scientific, or artistic disciplines." Interdisciplinary Programs are designed to let you expand your primary degrees by merging these specialized and relevant fields into your academic profile. Students who pursue these dynamic programs are much more valuable to employers who are seeking employees able to answer complex questions, solve complex problems, and gain coherent understanding of complex issues that are increasingly beyond the ability of any single discipline.
Minor or Certificate inAfrican & African-American Studies
Offering students the opportunity to engage with the histories, stories, and experiences of Africans and peoples of African descent around the world. These often-overlooked narratives can help us make sense of a globalized world, present-day socio-political issues in the US, and our own identities.
Minor or Certificate in Appalachian Studies
A multidisciplinary program that brings together courses taught by a diverse group of scholar-professors from the social sciences and humanities, art, environmental studies, social work, and health sciences.
Minor in Applied Creative Thinking
Provides students the opportunity to develop and hone applied creativity practices and strategies through the application of creative thinking skills to solve problems, create change in organizations, and advance new ways of thinking, learning, and doing.
Minor or Certificate in Asian Studies
Providing students and faculty an opportunity to integrate Asian-centered courses in various disciplines into a coherent area of study examining the cultures, societies, languages, histories, religions and politics of Asians and peoples of Asian descent throughout the world.
Minor & Inter-Departmental Certificate in Veterans Studies and Concentration in Military Studies
Offers a unique, multi-disciplinary program of study that provides veteran and non-veteran students a foundation of understanding regarding military structure, culture, combat, and the psychological and physiological changes resulting from military service. This first-of-its-kind program is dedicated to educating non-veterans and veterans alike about veteran issues.
Minor or Certificate in Women and Gender Studies
Acquainting students with the growing research on intersections of gender, race, class, sexualities, and abilities and promotes active learning and social engagement