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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

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Faculty advisers: Miyuki Arimoto (Criminal Justice), William (Jeff) Armstrong (Exercise Science), Erin Baumgartner (Biology), Patricia Gimenez (Spanish), Ryan Hickerson (Philosophy), ME Lange (English Studies), Isidore Lobidne (Social Science), Christopher Mansayon (Library), Jeff Myers (Earth and Environmental Science), Matthew Nabity (Mathematics), Emily Plec (Communication Studies)

Academic program coordinator: Ryan Hickerson, Jeff Myers


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, and with a minimum of 48 upper division credits among the focus areas. The major also must include IDS 499 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Portfolio Credits: 1 

Students work with an academic adviser to develop the program of study. Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies program should contact the IDS Office at 503-838-8057.

Total Credits: 55-90

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements are not fulfilled with a grade of S.
Do not select Satisfactory/No Credit grading for any courses that will be used in the program.

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