The Office of Interdisciplinary Programs was created as part of the College of Arts & Sciences strategic plan, A&Spire, to providing learning opportunities that are “interdisciplinary, research-driven, and combine curricular and co-curricular experiences.” To that end, the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs provides opportunities for students and faculty across the College to explore and imagine new programs and projects that engage multiple academic disciplines. In essence, we exist to energize and support those programs that would not otherwise have an academic or disciplinary home.
Humanities Research Fellows
Science Research Fellows
Women’s and Gender Studies
Digital Humanities (DH)
Overview of how digital methods can supplement traditional humanities research as well as how to navigate the technical and ethical considerations of these emerging methodologies. Topics will vary by instructor.
Ethnic Studies (EST)
Introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of ethnic studies, by examining the interconnections between race, ethnicity, and social, political, and cultural frameworks and attitudes in the U.S.
Professional Development (PRD)
Resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, and presenting professional self. Exploration of career options, including assessments, internships, job search process, and graduate school admission.
Provides students, with assignments, exercises, and career development strategies to help them with their future professional pursuits. This is a 0-3 variable credit hour course that may be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
An interdisciplinary exploration of critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. Includes contemporary debates about appropriate gender roles, body image, violence against women, access to education and occupations, and women’s healthcare.