Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

About

Combine your interests and passions while gaining necessary skill sets, weaving both together in unexpected ways but never at the expense of your love of other things.

Programs of Study

Besides a small number of courses every Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major must take, everything else is up to you—it all works.

After Graduation

Our students acquire a well-rounded education while developing the skills that employers commonly cite as highly desirable in prospective employees.

The Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major is a bachelor of arts degree program that combines the humanities, the arts, languages and literature, and social sciences so as to foster interdisciplinary knowledge, core career competencies, personal development, professional excellence, interpersonal confidence and expertise, and a deeper understanding of our complex world.

What Graduates are Saying

“The value of my liberal arts education has been not just job preparedness, but life and character development as well. My classes have helped me to become a researcher, a problem solver, and a critical thinker. More than anything, my liberal arts education has given me the framework to understand how the world works and how I can make a positive contribution to society.”

                                                                    -Kelly A. Graduate 2013

“My liberal arts education has given me an ever increasing appreciation for the diversity of the world, as well as for the things that unite us all, no matter where we are from.”

                                                                            -Erin M. Graduate 2013

“Being able to communicate with people from various careers and backgrounds is where we excel. We understand the interconnectedness of the disciplines contained within our major. We are able to see threads of overlapping ideas and convey those thoughts in effective ways that create impact!”

                                                                    -Melissa D. Graduate 2014

Liberal Arts majors laughing and talking

Overview

The Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major is a program of study for students with broad interests that cross disciplinary boundaries. Students in this major develop broad-based understandings of the human condition, study various cultures and cultural artifacts, and develop an appreciation for the variety and breadth of human knowledge. Students pursue a concentration either in the arts and humanities or in the social sciences, or some combination of the three.

Our program mission is to help students become critical thinkers, confident individuals, capable professionals, and committed citizens with a responsibility for ethical involvement in the larger human and global community.

Interested in declaring the major? Talk to an Academic Success Coordinator.

Your academic experience will consist of courses you choose from the entire spectrum of available Social Sciences, Humanities and Art/Performance courses available in the College of Liberal Arts.

You will also be combining your interests and passions while gaining necessary skill sets, weaving both together in unexpected ways but never at the expense of your love of other things—be these writing poetry, painting an abstract or spending a little more time with your trumpet. 

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