Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Studies will allow you to explore a particular area of interest, theme, theory, concern, profession or topic from more than one perspective explored within the college’s 12 areas of study. Your close, interdisciplinary examination will be the basis of both discovery and integration of interconnected ideas from different areas. You will sharpen your skills in writing and research and critical reading and thinking, as, together with a faculty mentor, you create a program to meet your specific needs and goals.

Why choose a degree in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Studies?

A degree in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Studies can be an excellent foundation for:

  • Teaching,
  • Graduate work,
  • Social-services delivery,
  • Journalism or creative writing,
  • Advocacy in an area of interest,
  • Communications,
  • The arts, or
  • Law.

Degrees Available

As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, SUNY Empire State College offers the following degrees in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Studies:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies

Taking individual courses as a nondegree student also is possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students.

Popular Concentrations

  • Criminal Justice by combining:
    • Community and Human Services
    • Social Science
  • Women’s Health by combining:
    • Science, Mathematics and Technology
    • Community and Human Services
    • Human Development
    • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Studies by combining:
    • Science, Mathematics and Technology
    • Community and Human Services
    • Business, Management and Economics
    • Cultural Studies

For detailed guidelines and sample degree programs, go to the Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Studies web page.