About the Interdisciplinary Studies Program
For undergraduates, Interdisciplinary Studies offers unique degree tracks and many ways to create personalized programs of study. Students create combinations by choosing two of thirteen academic study areas plus one of several dozen minor degrees offered at UCF together with the two cutting edge Cornerstone and Capstone core courses. So what draws all of Interdisciplinary Studies together? Students in the program share a commitment to intellectual exploration, an interest in interdisciplinary work, belief in high-quality individualized education, and the motivation to learn for a variety of personal and professional reasons.
Interdisciplinary Studies majors are well-prepared for a multifaceted world. Interdisciplinary Studies students have the chance to study across disciplines and access skills and a background that makes them strong candidates in the job market. This multidimensional degree allows students to blend not just the classics with the sciences, but the fundamentals with the highest technologies, and the business world with the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Interdisciplinary Studies students are among the most widely educated students at the university, and they can use their degree to great advantage by highlighting their course work and fields. An Interdisciplinary Studies background is a rich foundation on which to pursue a career or graduate study. We encourage students to visit the Career Resource Center and explore the degree's potential professional applications.
Interdisciplinary Studies is a timeless degree appropriate to the 21st century. Employers look for employees who communicate effectively, adapt well to change, and use critical and analytical thinking techniques to solve complex problems. They also seek candidates who have good interpersonal communication skills, intercultural understanding, and who also are flexible in their careers. Interdisciplinary Studies students obtain wide-ranging skills in their undergraduate classes that prepare them well for such an environment. Leaders in various enterprises value students with multidisciplinary backgrounds.