Interdisciplinary Programs at CSUB

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program at CSUB allows students to examine concepts, issues, and perspectives that cross traditional boundaries of study, and to combine elements of distinct disciplines in a unique way. CSUB offers three Interdisciplinary Studies concentrations: 1) General Studies where students create their own program of study drawing on at least two different departments; 2) Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; 3) Ethnic and Area Studies

In addition to our many outstanding academic departments and degrees, CSU Bakersfield also offers a number of Interdisciplinary programs. These programs allow students in different majors to focus their studies on specific ethnic or cultural groups, or to combine elements of distinct disciplines in a unique way. Students may choose a concentration or minor in one of these special programs.


 NEH: Crossing Borders


CSUB also offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This allows a student who wants to pursue a field of study not covered by one of the University's departments to propose a program of correlated studies in two or more fields. A student who transfers with a large number of upper division units in a degree program not offered at the University can find this alternative particularly useful.

We currently offer areas of specialization in Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Film Studies.

For more information, click on the appropriate link to the left. 


Department Information

Interdisciplinary Studies

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 


Interim Program Director:

Liora Gubkin

Office: HOB 210
Phone: 661-654-2523


Administrative Coordinator:

Deisy Mascarinas

Office: Education Building, 246
Phone: 661-654-2355