I feel equipped to converse with professionals about real-world problems in an informed and compassionate way and to converse about complex global problems with the communities around me.
Once I was in the major, I found that the core classes are some of the most rigorous on campus and give IDLS majors the tools to succeed in every discipline or any career they may choose.
With IDLS, my disparate interests came together in a meaningful way. Now, I’m confident I can use my skills to pursue a career.
I’ve woken up in the middle of the night thinking about my classmates’ methods projects and had to get up and write down my thoughts so I wouldn’t forget. I’ve never felt so included and cared for in school before joining IDLS.
I chose to pursue an IDLS degree because I was looking to make my education more well-rounded and teach me skills that I can use no matter what future career I decide on.
It just might be the most practical degree out there because of how versatile, flexible and creative of a thinker IDLS requires you to become.
The beauty of IDLS is that it does not limit you creatively, and gives you clear avenues for integrating concepts and theories that other majors simply cannot.
I entered SU as a premajor with the hope that by taking a bunch of different classes I would find the one that stuck. Discovering IDLS has given me the opportunity to bring all of my different passions together and think more critically about big issues that matter to me.
The program is structured so that you can explore your interests, no matter how diverse, and it gives you space to find interests you didn't even know you have.
I would like incoming freshmen to know that this program offers an incredibly unique opportunity for college undergraduates to explore many fields of study, make connections across disciplines, and dive into topics and issues that are prevalent in our society