Interdisciplinary Studies

If you feel as though choosing a single focus is not the right fit for you, consider the Interdisciplinary Studies major, which allows you to “create your own degree.” Choose two or three complementary tracks of study that will allow you to master the skills you need to land your dream job or start your own business. As an added bonus, you will have a lot more course-schedule flexibility. This program is ideal for all students, including transfers and students who hold an Associate Degree.

credits required for the Interdisciplinary Studies

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of master's degree can be completed as an undergrad at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Apply perspectives from two or more disciplines to problem solving
  • Develop a respect for the differences among people and ideas and clarify and articulate their own values effectively
  • Discuss the differences and connections among the theories, methods or research findings of two or more disciplines

Career opportunities

  • Corporate trainer (social sciences/business)
  • Small-business owner (entrepreneurship/field of interest)
  • Environmental journalist (communications/natural sciences)
  • City planner (Public policy and administration/economics)
  • Sports psychologist (health and exercise science/psychology)

Faculty

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8999 | armstroj@wou.edu | RWEC 229

RYAN HICKERSON

Professor, Philosophy/Religious Studies
503-838-8762 | hickersr@wou.edu | BELL 322

SHAUN HUSTON

Professor, Geography
503-838-8296 | hustons@wou.edu | BELL 217

M E LANGE

Professor, Literature & Humanities, English Studies Department
503-838-8307 | langem@wou.edu | BELL 319

ELISA MARONEY

Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8735 | maronee@wou.edu | RWEC 144

JEFFREY MYERS

Professor, Environmental Science
503-838-8365 | myersj@wou.edu | NS 213A

SUE MONAHAN

Professor, VP Academic Affairs/Provost
503-838-9216 | smonahan@wou.edu | VICK 111

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