Requirements for the Major in Interdisciplinary Studies

In addition to university education requirements, Interdisciplinary Studies students complete a minimum of 33 semester units in their chosen track specialization as part of their degree. Students work closely with INST advisors to map out the courses and paths that best align with their goals of study, and include, at minimum, the following elements:

1. Required Course (3 units)

INST 3128 or INST 3138, depending on specialization.

2. Arts and Humanities (9 units)

Selection of 3 courses from relevant disciplines that align with a student’s chosen area. [See course lists to the right]

3. Social Sciences and Education (9 units)

Selection of 3 courses from relevant disciplines that align with a student’s chosen area. [See course lists to the right]

4. Electives (6 units)

Selection of 2 courses from relevant disciplines that align with a student’s chosen area. [See course lists to the right]

5. Applied Coursework (3 units)

INST 4860 or other approved similar course related to a student’s specialization that allows them to gain first-hand experience in their chosen area.

6. Senior Seminar (3 units)

INST 4908 or other approved Senior Seminar course in a relevant discipline as a culmination of a student’s degree.



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