Dr. Steven Frye, Director/Associate Professor; Lecturer Bull; Instructor Wingo; Lecturer Hawkins
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 emphasis areas into an integrated and personalized program of study. Emphasis areas are chosen from the variety of content areas offered at TTU. Students can customize a course of study that reflects a cross-disciplinary perspective. Examples include (but not limited to): Business and Health Science, Biology and Chemistry, Religious Studies and History, Event Planning and Business, Art and Psychology, Workplace Leadership and Human Behavior, Environmental Management and Art, Waste Resources and Soil, Wildlife and Fisheries and Criminal Justice, Informatics and Psychology, the degree options are vast. In their last semester each I.S. major completes a culminating project where the two emphasis 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 emphasis 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.