Interdisicpilinary Studies


There is no standard program for a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The Arts & Sciences department offers 32 different fields, sponsored by 11 different academic departments, so it's difficult to provide students with an exact outline for planning their undergraduate educations. INDS students choose a Field I of 30 credits, a Field II of 24 credits, and complete a 2-credit senior project in order to finish their degrees.

However, an Interdisciplinary Studies degree offers more flexibility than many other majors at North Central. Majors at North Central (some of which require Supporting Programs) can range from as few as 26 to as many as 87 credit hours. An INDS degree requires 57 credit hours, which is right in the middle. Also, many INDS students decide on an Interdisciplinary Studies major only after they've been at North Central for several years and have taken courses in a number of different departments. Planning an INDS degree is easy!

If you already know which Fields you're interested in, you can look at the list of required courses for your fields and set up a plan with your advisor. If you're not sure which Fields you want to choose, here is a general plan to follow:


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