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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A./B.S.

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Faculty advisers: Bob Hautala (Exercise Science), Ryan Hickerson (Philosophy), Shaun Huston (Geography), Sriram Khe (Geography), Marjory Lange (English), Sue Monahan (Sociology), Jeff Myers (Earth Science)
Academic program coordinator: Susan Griffin


The faculty at WOU recognizes the importance of meeting the needs and interests of all students. Accordingly, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program offer an opportunity to construct individualized majors based on student interests and goals.

Learning outcomes

  1. Define learning goals.
  2. Design an interdisciplinary program of study for achievement of those goals.
  3. Differentiate the ways of knowing, the conventions and methods used in that program.
  4. Explain appropriate theoretical and practical connections among the chosen areas of study.
  5. Demonstrate reflection and self-assessment in completing the program of study.

Core Courses

The major must include study from two or more academic areas with a minimum of 27 credits in each area, with a minimum of 48 upper division credits within the focus areas. A minor is not required.

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree provides a 90-credit path to a Bachelor’s degree for students with diverse academic interests who have completed an AAOT degree or a California, Washington or Hawaii transfer degree.

Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies program should contact the IDS Office at 503-838-8226.

Total Credits (54-120)

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