Interdisciplinary Studies Major (IDIS)

About the Major

The Fulton School of Liberal Arts offers a major in Interdisciplinary Studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Students may choose to complete the Interdisciplinary Studies major via a personally tailored Individually Designed Track or though one of our more program-specific tracks. Most importantly, the IDIS major gives students the opportunity to integrate information across disciplines to help gain a more complete understanding of the chosen area(s) of study. 

Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Individually Designed Track

Salisbury University offers a major in Interdisciplinary Studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. The major accommodates students who wish to develop programs of study in two or more disciplines or create a major in an area of study not offered by any traditional major at SU. This program allows students to create an individual and flexible track that is best suited to their interests or career goals. Most importantly, this program gives students the opportunity to integrate information across disciplines to help gain a more complete understanding of the chosen area of study.

Students wishing to major in Interdisciplinary Studies Individually Designed Track must submit an IDIS Proposal Form to the Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator for approval in order to officially change to the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Students are required to write a goal statement to show a rationale for the cohesion of the areas of study and describe any potential career goals suitable for the program proposal. The program proposals should list any lower-division prerequisites to the courses chosen for the Interdisciplinary Studies major and note the possible 300/400 level courses being used to complete the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Tracks

Instead of the Individually Designed Track, students may choose to pursue one of these specific tracks:

Faculty & Staff

Individually Designed Track Coordinator (including international students)

Catherine Jackson
Blackwell Hall (BL) 109 - 410.677.5046 or x75046
cajackson@salisbury.edu

American Studies Track Coordinator

Dr. Adam Wood
Holloway Hall (HH) 339B - 410.677.0153 or x70153
ahwood@salisbury.edu

Anthropology Track Coordinator

Dr. Elizabeth Ragan
Holloway Hall (HH) 380 - 410.548.4502 or x84502
earagan@salisbury.edu
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Ethnic and Intercultural Studies Track Coordinator

Dr. Joe Venosa
Holloway Hall (HH) 380 - 410.453.6373 or x36373
jlvenosa@salisbury.edu

Gender and Sexuality Studies Track Coordinator

Dr. Kara French
Holloway Hall (HH) 372 - 410.548.3538 or x83538
kmfrench@salisbury.edu

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Interdisciplinary Studies, Major Coordinator

Dr. Louise Detwiler
Fulton Hall (FH) 248 - 410.677.5384 or x75384
ladetwiler@salisbury.edu