Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

Make connections across fields of study and connect what you learn to your academic, professional, and civic life.

The Interdisciplinary Studies program is a way for you to custom-design your own degree by combining two different disciplines from two distinct schools or departments. It is the combination of two minor degrees of study; one that is listed in the catalog and another one either listed in the catalog or a Personal Body of Knowledge constructed by you out of a set of courses.

Campus Centers, Gilbert, Online & Parkville

Bachelor of Science – 42-45 hours

Dr. Tim Westcott

Dr. Timothy Westcott

Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Joshua Mugg

Dr. Joshua Mugg

Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Program of Interdisciplinary Studies is dedicated to equipping its undergraduate students with the skills needed to compete in a rapidly changing environment by learning to identify, evaluate, and synthesize insights from multiple academic disciplines.


The customizable nature of this degree program means that it can lead to a wide range of careers. Here are just a few careers you might pursue, particularly if you add specific training/experience in the relevant field:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Paralegal
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Program Highlights

Design your own degree

As an Interdisciplinary Studies major, you’ll engage in integrative and interdisciplinary thinking. You’ll consider problems from several different perspectives, examining each subject in its own context as well as its relationship to the issues, questions, and positions of the other discipline(s) you study.

Interdisciplinary Studies students take Park University’s Liberal Education core while specializing in their minor courses of study. In your final year, you’ll complete an advanced interdisciplinary research project or other senior project.

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Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.