Interdisciplinary Studies - Individualized
The Individualized sequence of the Interdisciplinary Studies major allows a student, with the help of a faculty sponsor, to design a specialized program of study not otherwise offered by the University. This is intended for the student whose specific interests cannot be accommodated within existing programs.
The uniqueness of the Interdisciplinary Studies major allows students to develop their own plan of study in consultation with their advisor. There are an unlimited number of plans a student could create. For example, students focused on Health and Wellness have used courses from Health Sciences, Kinesiology & Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy to create plans of study with a goal of applying to various pre-professional programs in medical, dental, or physical therapy schools.
Some other topics chosen by students include Classical Civilization, Three Dimensional Design, and International Public Relations. The Individualized sequence is typically a second or auxiliary major but may be proposed as a primary major.
Students who complete the Individualized sequence will earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and have their transcripts noted: "Major in Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized Sequence: ____________" (the theme that is specified on the plan of study).
Point of Pride
Some topics recently chosen by Interdisciplinary Studies majors include East Asian Studies, Classical Civilization, Three-Dimensional Design, International Public Administration, and Theatre Management.
Why study Interdisciplinary Studies - Individualized?Highly motivated students are encouraged to pursue the Individualized sequence of the Interdisciplinary Studies major because they are allowed to craft their own academic major.
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Applying to Illinois State
Only current Illinois State students can apply to the Interdisciplinary Studies - Individualized sequence, after the completion of 15 semester hours of coursework. Start by filling out this inquiry form.