Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

With the UNW Interdisciplinary Studies major, build your own bachelor's degree!

Can't decide on a major? No problem. Create your own major that fits your interests and gears you toward a job after graduation. With Northwestern's Christ-centered courses taught by internationally-recognized professors, your degree will be customized to meet your goals.

Ready to build your own degree? Here's how.

Interdisciplinary studies majors are built from courses across different academic departments and may pull in some coursework from another institution.

The purpose of the interdisciplinary studies major is to provide a quality, comprehensive academic experience with academic aspirations not served by a specific academic major at University of Northwestern.

How does this differ from other majors?

As far as requirements go, they're not much different than other majors.

Requirements include:

  • 48 credits in at least two academic areas
  • 30 upper-level credits
  • Completion of an integrated capstone paper or project
  • At least 50 percent of major completed at UNW
  • Meeting of all core curriculum and graduation requirements of Northwestern

Learn more about the Degree Requirements.

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