Interdisciplinary Studies

Design your own customized major with Corban’s interdisciplinary studies option. If you have specific career goals that require strong knowledge in more than one area of study, this is a great option for you.

As an interdisciplinary major, you may choose courses from two or three of Corban’s approved academic areas, including business, education, psychology, health science, English, criminal justice, history, music, mathematics, ministry, political science, forensic psychology, exercise science, and media arts. You will combine courses from these two (or three) areas into one degree that prepares you to meet your specific academic objectives.

Is an Interdisciplinary degree right for you?

Yes, if:

  • You enjoy finding connections between two seemingly dissimilar things.
  • You enjoy having the freedom to pursue courses that interest you most.
  • You’re highly motivated and can work independently.
  • You’re a critical thinker and a clear communicator.
  • You like the idea of tackling problems in unique ways, taking “the path less traveled.”

Career Options

The customized nature of this degree means you can make it work for you and your career goals. For example:

  • You may want to combine political science and communication to be a campaign manager.
  • Sports and recreation management plus exercise science could equip you to own an athletic training facility
  • Combining business leadership and management with intercultural studies could prepare you to make a difference in international ministry organizations.

As you consider creating an interdisciplinary studies major, you will need to present your rationale for the academic areas you choose to combine and show how your degree plan will prepare you to meet your career objectives. Once your degree plan is approved by the department chairs and the Registrar, you will be ready to take the first step toward your dream career.

What You’ll Learn

With this unique degree, what you learn is really up to you! Half of your degree will be made up of general education courses that give you a well-rounded academic foundation. For the rest of your degree, you will choose a minimum of 18 credits (usually about 6 courses) in each of two or three areas of study. At least half of these courses must be upper-division.

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.