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  • Introduction and Mission

    The Interdisciplinary Studies Baccalaureate Degree is designed to enable students to prepare for careers that bridge academic disciplines. Students have the opportunity to develop an intellectually challenging course of study from multiple departments. The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program is to foster recognition of relationships among existing knowledge and the furthering of those knowledge while displaying the contingent character of knowledge formation.

    To forge appropriate responses to contemporary issues, today's students will need to synthesize knowledge from many sources to deal with evolving issues. Such issues might include: discovering personally meaningful and socially restorative patterns in contemporary life; generating economic wealth coherent with ecological well-being; guiding the use and cultural impact of new technologies; engaging creatively in increasingly complex cultural interactions; responding to challenges to public health; creating artifacts and events that unite significance and beauty in personal, social, and cultural contexts; and developing appropriate theories and structures for new economic, social, and political forms such as virtual communities and multinational corporations.

    For more information contact:
    Dr. Golam M. Mathbor, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Religion, & Interdisciplinary Studies
    Office: Howard Hall 319