Dr. Steven Frye, Interim Director/Assistant Professor
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is committed to providing university students with a flexible, personalized major that allows each student the opportunity to pursue his or her individual interests. The goal is for students to think creatively, integrate knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines, and build critical thinking skills.
A major in Interdisciplinary Studies brings together two concentration areas into an integrated and personalized program of study. Concentrations are chosen from the many fields of study offered at TTU. In their last semester each I.S. major completes a culminating project where the two concentration areas are brought together in an extensive research thesis or real-world project. This capstone experience offers the opportunity to draw from and integrate the knowledge gained in both areas.
What can you do with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies? The most appropriate answer to that question may be “what can’t you do with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies?” The flexibility to pursue individual interest areas allows students the opportunity to fine-tune their education to match the knowledge and skill-set needed in a variety of fields.