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Interdisciplinary Studies - Multidisciplinary Studies

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The Multidisciplinary Studies sequence of the Interdisciplinary Studies major is built around the offerings of two or more departments or schools. It is intended for the student who is seeking a baccalaureate degree without the specialization of a traditional major. The student, with the help of a faculty advisor, chooses the focus of the program by determining the departments or schools in which he or she wishes to pursue advanced work.

Students who complete the Multidisciplinary Studies sequence will earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and have their transcripts noted: "Major in Interdisciplinary Studies: Multidisciplinary Studies Sequence."

Why Study Interdisciplinary Studies - Multidisciplinary Studies?

Highly motivated students are encouraged to pursue the Multidisciplinary Studies sequence of the Interdisciplinary Studies major because they are allowed to craft their own academic major.

Related Skills

While Interdisciplinary Studies majors give highly motivated students the opportunity to pursue their specific interests, these majors are not as clearly understood outside the University as traditional undergraduate majors. These majors do not prepare a student for a specific professional career or graduate field, nor do they satisfy the requirements for teacher licensure.

Because of their general nature, graduates may need to convince prospective employers or graduate schools that the degree preparation will enable them to succeed in a particular job or educational endeavor.

Contact the Career Center to speak with a career advisor about your options.

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today.

Admission to the Interdisciplinary Studies - Multidisciplinary Studies sequence may be requested after the completion of 15 semester hours of coursework at Illinois State. Email ids-programs@ilstu.edu to begin the application process.

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today.

Admission to the Interdisciplinary Studies - Multidisciplinary Studies sequence may be requested after the completion of 15 semester hours of coursework at Illinois State. Email ids-programs@ilstu.edu to begin the application process.

Minimum GPA

Not available.

Middle 50% GPA

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Required Courses

None.

Recommended Courses

None.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Marty Greenberg  340 Fell Hall  mbgreen@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-7604 

Middle 50% GPA

Not available. -

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Application Period

Applications are always available.

Application Information

Students may request admission to any of the Interdisciplinary Studies programs after the completion of 15 semester hours of coursework.

Learn more about the application process for Interdisciplinary Studies majors.

Major Requirements

  • 120 semester hours.
  • Completion of General Education requirements.
  • 42 senior-college (200 - 300 level) hours, 9 hours of which must be at the 300 level.
  • A 3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application.
  • An approved plan of study with a minimum of 36 hours from at least two departments or schools, including 12 senior-college hours (200 - 300 level) from each of 2 departments or schools and a maximum of 25 hours from any one of the departments or schools.
  • Submission of a portfolio of relevant coursework documenting the accomplishment of learning objectives identified in the rationale submitted in support of the major proposal.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Marty Greenberg  340 Fell Hall  mbgreen@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-7604 
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