The School of Interdisciplinary Studies

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies provides an environment that allows students to understand and integrate the liberal arts and sciences. Our interdisciplinary programs give students an opportunity to design their degree plans on an individualized basis. The School offers five degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies.

Our program is specially designed for students eager to pursue unconventional or innovative combinations of course work and are suitable for students with interests not limited to  business issues, communications, diversity, environmental studies, human resources, international relations, liberal arts and sciences, pre-law, and public relations. Each student is an active partner in the formulation of his or her program of study.  Our academic advisers can help customize degree plans to meet your interests. In addition, Interdisciplinary Studies works with the Teacher Development Center to help students incorporate teacher certification requirements into their degree plans.  You have chosen one of the Interdisciplinary degrees because they allow you a broader learning experience and a wider perspective than provided by more traditional majors.

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary perspective on human health and health care.  The curriculum includes science course that are necessary for entry to professional schools as well as health care foundation courses and coursework related to the study of health care in a philosophical, historical, psychological, sociological and biological context.  The program offers a varied and solid academic foundation that prepares students who want to pursue health care careers or apply to medical or other professionals schools.


BA American Studies

BA Interdisciplinary Studies

BS Healthcare Studies

BS Interdisciplinary Studies

MA Interdisciplinary Studies

Teacher Certification

Teacher Development Center

Grades EC to 6

Grades 4 to 8

Grades 8 to 12


American Studies

Exercise Sciences

Environmental Studies

Gender Studies

Healthcare Studies

Thursday, September 24 | 5:30 – 7 PM
Film screening “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”
Discussion facilitated by Shilyh Warren
Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas
Visit the Gender Studies Lecture Series page for more information and a schedule of future events

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