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Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary studies through individually planned programs of study in five different tracks. Students mostly choose the Interdisciplinary Studies track that include thirteen different areas plus most minor degree programs on campus and two unique core courses, yet the two alternatives include the increasingly popular Environmental Studies track, and the Women's Studies track.

Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

B.A. or B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

B.A. or B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies is a university-wide program leading to either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, depending on the majority of course areas selected in consultation with an Interdisciplinary Studies advisor. The program is administered through the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and is designed for academic flexibility. It recognizes that there are many combinations of courses which meet the needs of individual students. This program may be completed online with limited area, course, and minor selection done with advisement from a member of the Interdisciplinary Studies Advising Team. Students may not be able to complete all courses online.

Students must complete all University-wide graduation requirements (general education, foreign language, CLAST, Gordon Rule, etc.), some of which are not available via distributed learning.


B.S. Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies track is a program that prepares students for a number of interesting and challenging careers. Its interdisciplinary nature provides students with tools that can be applied across a spectrum of science, social behavior, and humanities, using the strengths of the various areas. Students seeking journalistic or artistic careers will gain a scientific background by which to understand environmental science, while students going into the sciences will appreciate the social, political, and ethical dimensions of environmental actions and policy decisions.


B.A. Women's Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies - Women's Studies Track (B.A.) is a broadly based interdisciplinary curriculum which leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program is administered through the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Women's Studies Program.

Interdisciplinary Studies Minors

Leadership Studies Minor

The Leadership Studies (LS) minor/certificate focuses on specific aspects of leadership involving communication, collaboration, social relations, politics, and ethics.

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Environmental Studies Minor

The Environmental Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a diverse set of academic endeavors and careers. It delivers the tradition of a liberal arts education with the rigor of the natural and social sciences, providing the introspection and artistic presentation of the humanities with the inquisitiveness that we share concerning our environment

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World Comparative Studies

Students with an interest in international studies, as well as careers in business, communications, economics, education, environmental science, history, and politics, are invited to consider the minor as a supplement to their major.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate

Leadership Studies Certificate

The Leadership Studies (LS) minor/certificate focuses on specific aspects of leadership involving communication, collaboration, social relations, politics, and ethics A strong background in Leadership can really help you stand out to employers compliments any major. Gain specific skills sets needed to be highly successful in various careers such as: Collaboration & Team Working, Presentation & Persuasion, Problem Solving, Project Management, Project Development and Marketing.

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Cultural Tourism Certificate

This certificate harnesses the naturally related fields of tourism to cultural studies, focusing on the specific cultural and business conditions in Central Florida as well as tourism. The certificate complements several fields, including Hospitality Management, African American Studies, History, Anthropology, and Political Science. The cultural theme can be fulfilled by specialized areas in African American Heritage, Anthropology, Environmental Tourism, or Latin American.

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