Interdisciplinary Studies

student outsideThe Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to combine the science program of their choice with the liberal arts, journalism, or other sciences. Maybe you’re interested in studying the psychology of sports, or the interplay between science and religion—whatever it is, you can find a way to design a plan of study that will prepare you for the next step, whether it is starting your career or entering graduate school. Your interdisciplinary studies degree will be something completely yours: no two are exactly alike.

Working with an academic advisor and faculty in the disciplines of interest, students develop a customized plan of study that combines multiple disciplines in a deliberate and thoughtful way to meet the needs of an increasingly interdisciplinary scientific world. Your interdisciplinary studies degree will be something completely yours: no two are exactly alike.

The Process

An interdisciplinary studies degree is for serious and motivated students, as it calls for extensive and thorough academic planning that goes beyond the requirements of many other majors. To have an interdisciplinary plan of study approved, students must deliver a formal presentation to the undergraduate education committee, demonstrating a structured and rigorous theme that draws upon elements from multiple disciplines, including at least one in the sciences.

Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies program should contact the advisor for this program, Diana Sims-Harris.

Consortium for Urban Education

As part of the Consortium for Urban Education, IUPUI students can enroll in a limited number of relevant undergraduate courses at Indianapolis universities including Butler University and the University of Indianapolis if those specific courses aren't offered at IUPUI. This program can add educational options to your degree path while providing you with all the benefits of being an IUPUI student. Learn more about the Consortium for Urban Education.