Sample Goal Statements
The Interdisciplinary Studies Individual Track offers a wide
variety of opportunities for students to combine academic
disciplines in order to create a major unique to their own
academic and career goals. When creating a goal statement,
consider the two or three academic disciplines that you would
like to combine. Please see the IDIS Program Possibilities link which provides examples
of the various academic disciplines that can be used within the
Interdisciplinary Studies Individual Track.
A goal statement should touch upon how the academic areas
you’ve selected to combine relate to your academic and career
goals. Please review the examples of goal statements below that
other IDIS students have recently created when designing their
Interdisciplinary Studies program:
PSYC/CADR: In PYSC, I would like to focus on
psychology pertaining to the law as well as drugs and behavior.
In CADR, I would like to concentrate on domestic relations and
negotiations. I am pursuing a career in law enforcement, which
requires extensive knowledge from these two areas of study.
BUAD/POSC: In Business, I plan to work in the fields
of management and finance. In Political Science I’d like to
focus on governmental policies and ideologies, both national and
international. Therefore I will have a firm base to go into
international business for the federal government.
BIO/PSYC/HLTH: I want to combine these areas to
emphasize my interest in science and prepare me for the second
degree nursing program. These academic disciplines and courses
will provide with me with thorough background to later help me
in nursing to understand patient needs. My ultimate goal is to
graduate with my BS in IDIS in order to enroll SU’s in the
accelerated second degree nursing program starting.
BIOL/PHIL: I want to focus on genetics and cellular
mutations in biology. I want to emphasize ethics and
environmental philosophy. My career goal is to be an
environmental advocate for a government or non-profit
organization such as the State of New Jersey, The Surfrider
Foundation, or the Maryland Wildlife Conservancy.
MUSC/BUAD: I want to specialize in music theory and
keyboard/guitar. I want to emphasize finance and promotions
management in U.S. and international business. I plan to perform
in a band and manage music groups as a talent promoter.
CMAT/GEOG: In Communication Arts, I want to emphasize
mass media and television production (news broadcasting and
editing). In Geography, I want to emphasize weather and climate.
My career goal is to be a weather forecaster for a regional or
national television network.
Gerontology/PSYC: In gerontology, I will emphasize the
importance of the proper health care that the Geriatric
population not only need in today’s society but also the care
and dignity that they desire for their years of service to this
nation. In psychology, I want to emphasize on psychology of the
elderly to help them cope with the idea of their mortality.
CMAT/CADR: I want to combine CMAT/CADR in order to
work towards being a guidance counselor. I feel the skills and
experiences I can gain through these two academic disciplines
will assist me in achieving my future career goals.