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Interdisciplinary majors provide students an opportunity for in-depth bridging of disciplines including the humanities, the arts, the social sciences, and the natural and life sciences. These majors allow for extensive study in a combination of fields led by specialized faculty.
Working with a variety of faculty members, each student designs a comprehensive curriculum for rigorous study of a specific topic or intense training in a closely defined area. These second majors are ideal for students who wish to explore knowledge related to their primary degree.
At the core of a liberal arts education lies a drive for exploration and discovery. Interdisciplinary majors encourage this exploration with extensive study outside of silos and across boundaries. Thiese majors provide the rounded education needed to meet many future career goals and work well for those who don't want to limit career options by majoring in just one area of study.
Interdisciplinary majors also instill skills employers find desirable, including critical and analytical thinking, communication and presentation skills, and computer skills. Drawing on various areas of study also helps develop innovative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking—qualities that can be quite attractive to employers.