• Major in Interdisciplinary Studies at Monmouth University

    The Interdisciplinary Studies Degree program focuses on the needs and unique aspirations of the student who wishes to concentrate study in multiple disciplines. Once enrolled as a Monmouth student, a personalized program can be created, keeping consistent with the University wide commitment to individualized education.

    Procedure

    • Students must first meet with the Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies Department to ensure that the course of study is appropriate.
    • Students who are interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies meet with faculty advisors in two majors to develop their program of study.
    • The program of study will include completion of Monmouth General Education requirements and the requirements of each department included in the student's program (usually 21-24 credits).
    • The program will include a capstone experience or thesis that integrates and applies the knowledge gained in the course of study.

    Mission Statement

    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
    732-263-5523
    Office: Plangere Center 121 
    gmathbor@monmouth.edu