Students major in Interdisciplinary Studies at Salisbury University
Your Education Is an Open Door

Interdisciplinary Studies Major

The possibilities should be open to you when you walk out the doors of our university. A background in multiple areas of study will not only combine your unique interests into a degree that fits you, it will prepare you for a greater variety of jobs. An interdisciplinary studies degree at Salisbury University allows you to get the best of both worlds and create a major that best suits your goals.

Why Choose an Interdisciplinary Studies Major at Salisbury University?

SU offers a major in interdisciplinary studies (IDIS) leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. What is interdisciplinary studies? This major is a flexible area of study that gives students the opportunity to earn a degree tailored to their unique academic and professional interests by meshing courses from more than one discipline. The goal of interdisciplinary studies at SU is to hone the skills of analysis and critical thinking, effective communication, research and writing, making you an ideal job candidate for a variety of exciting careers.

Interdisciplinary Studies Major Concentrations

The appeal of the interdisciplinary studies major is its flexibility and the opportunity to combine knowledge for a more individualized program. At SU, students can complete the IDIS major through one of several concentrations:

Screen Shot of Megan from Meet Megan Video

Meet Megan – Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Hear how Megan designed a personal major that meets the needs of her future career goals.

Careers for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

Students may choose to enter the interdisciplinary studies program to create an individual and flexible major that is best suited to their interests or career goals. What can you do with an interdisciplinary studies major? The possibilities are virtually endless, but using various tracks such as the anthropology or ethnic and intercultural studies track, this program could lead to jobs such as:

  • Administrative Aide
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Law Clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Parole Agent
  • Public Administrator

Interdisciplinary Studies Major Faculty with Real-World Experience

Students in the interdisciplinary studies program will meet with an experienced coordinator to create a program with classes that best suit their needs.

Meet Your Interdisciplinary Studies Major Faculty:
Chrys Egan

Chrys Egan Headshot

Dr. Chrys Egan is highly experienced in interdisciplinary approaches to learning. She has taught more than 40 different university subjects and mentored more than 100 research students. She is co-director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA), where she helps connect students with faculty mentors and research opportunities, no matter what their interests. She has been honored with the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Excellence in Mentoring, Maryland Top 100 Women and Leadership Maryland awards.

Learn More About Our Interdisciplinary Studies Major