P. Sven Arvidson, Ph.D.Program DirectorCasey 4E206.email@example.com
Kate ReynoldsAdministrative Assistant Casey 4E206.firstname.lastname@example.org
The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies is interdisciplinary studies in a Jesuit educational context. This means integrating the liberal arts and sciences and community engagement in a way that cultivates humanity. It is for students who have decided to gain a broad and deep education rather than be narrowly focused. Flexibility to choose courses that match your interests provides you with solid preparation for a rewarding career or graduate school.
Because businesses and communities need creative problem-solvers, leaders and integrative thinkers. Because it is no longer enough to be narrowly trained in one discipline.
Apply online or come to the Program offices (Casey Building) and complete a one page form declaring your major. You will be assigned an advisor right away, and be encouraged to meet Dr. Sven Arvidson, Director, just to chat about you, the degree and your future.
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Liberal StudiesMajor: Students can major (60 credits) in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and easily coordinate their major with a second major in another discipline or with a minor.
Strategic Core (25 credits): Majors develop interdisciplinary scholarship, community engagement, and metacognition (reflective thinking) through five strategic courses.
Areas of Knowledge (35 credits): Majors work closely with professors and advisors to choose from scores of courses in four areas of knowledge.
"Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Majors, for me, are the most remarkable students on campus. They seek more than narrow disciplinary work, and instead pursue broader understanding of complex real-world problems by integrating insights drawn from these disciplines. In other words, they work and think at the most challenging, academic level possible - interdisciplinary scholarship."
~ Sven Arvidson, Ph.D., Program Director
Student Profile: Katy GranathWhether focusing on Somali women's health or pornography, Katy Granath took on challenging research assignments. Her efforts were rewarded when she flew to Kentucky to present her findings at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. More here.
Alumni Profile: Emily Cohen '10Social justice, faith, leadership.More here.