General and Interdisciplinary Studies Program
General and Interdisciplinary Studies Program Director
Departmental Sponsors / Advisors
Descriptions of the Programs
Southwestern's General and Interdisciplinary Studies programs provide flexible, multidisciplinary curricula that challenge students to achieve proficiency in several subjects rather than focusing on one major area of study. The General and Interdisciplinary Studies curricula are geared to prepare students for a lifetime of evolving opportunities aligned with their career aspirations.
These programs are designed for students who:
1) Aspire to earn an interdisciplinary college degree that integrates two or more areas of emphasis.
2) Wish to attend Southwestern yet aspire to a career for which Southwestern does not offer a major, or that overlaps multiple existing majors.
3) Students who Choose to attend Southwestern, but whose career goals require a general associate's or bachelor's degree rather than a specific major.
4) Encounter a significant hurdle(s) in a specific major, yet and wish to complete a degree in order to secure employment as a college graduate.
5) Desire to apply credits earned as part of an AAS degree toward a bachelor's degree.
General and Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees and Certificates
- Associate of Science
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
- General Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
General and Interdisciplinary Studies Classes
This course introduces General and Interdisciplinary Studies students to a broad set of skills and resources that can be utilized in pursuing specific academic and career goals. It also provides the foundation for creating a successful academic plan within the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
This course fulfills the requirement for a capstone/portfolio completion course in the student's area(s) of emphasis.