Interdisciplinary Studies

Build your own major.

Graduating Seniors

Class of 2016

You have all the tools you need: intellectual curiosity, imagination, energy and passion.  Using these building blocks, you can design a customized program of study that combines several of your academic interests and moves you toward a successful and fulfilling future career.

Plymouth State’s Interdisciplinary Studies program is one of fewer than 50 university programs nation-wide to be a supporting member of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.  We are proud of our reputation as one of the leading undergraduate interdisciplinary programs in the Northeast.  In 2015 and 2016, named Plymouth State as one of the top universities in the country for Interdisciplinary Studies. Our program is fueled by connected learning and open pedagogy; you will use technologies to build networks with your scholarly and professional communities of practice, and you will design your own web space where you can publish your work and invite collaborators to engage with your ideas.

IDS students

IDS Students in Spring 2017

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies program is to bridge historically separate disciplines and to enable students to engage the methodologies, theories, and applications of interdisciplinarity. Interdisciplinary Studies encourages pedagogical and curricular innovation in higher education. Students in our program are empowered to address complex issues as citizens of their community, nation, and planet. They are inspired to think more broadly, contextually, and systemically; encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives; and supported as they engage in integrated thinking.

We look forward to working with you, and welcoming you to our group of motivated and creative scholars!

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