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B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Create a customized program of study by drawing on the diversity and strength of the academic disciplines housed in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. Considering that most careers require multiple skills and perspectives, you will be ready for the realities of the marketplace. This major is grounded in the liberal arts and promotes the acquisition of “soft skills” highly valued by employers. The major provides flexibility for students to design a course of study that best fits their academic or professional aspirations. It also offers the option of a clear path to medical school and the health sciences through the humanities and social sciences. Take ownership of your educational arc with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

What you'll study
A one credit interdisciplinary reading seminar, together with core courses in speech, ethics, and global issues, provide the platform for you to explore a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. You will hone your reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in additional coursework in either literature or history, before choosing one of the 28 different minors offered in CAHSS as your primary focus of study. Alternatively, if your plan is to apply for medical school, you can take the pre-med concentration. You will complete your interdisciplinary studies degree by taking the senior seminar capstone.

How you'll learn more
Challenge your ability to synthesize knowledge and make connections between diverse fields of study. Engage in a variety of learning environments and avail of opportunities in research, travel study, or experiential learning. Develop strong reasoning, communication, problem solving, and decision making skills.

Where it can take you
A number of recent surveys in higher education point conclusively to the fact that employers want college graduates who have “soft skills” such as critical thinking and good writing and communication skills. By allowing you to shape your own course of study, the interdisciplinary studies program opens the door to a variety of career paths. It ultimately, however, ensures that you will have the well-rounded education so many employers seek in a college graduate.

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Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career. 


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