The College of Arts and Sciences offers nine Interdisciplinary Programs of study which students may pursue instead of the major options outlined above. These programs are coordinated by special administrative committees composed of faculty members drawn together by their interest in a particular subject not defined by boundaries of the traditional academic disciplines. Interdisciplinary Programs are currently offered in American Studies, Chinese and Japanese Studies, Environmental Science, International Economics and Cultural Affairs, International Service, and complementary majors in Modern European Studies and Pre-Seminary Studies.
A departmental second major, a complementary major, or departmental minor may be added to the Interdisciplinary Programs with approval of the Dean's office.
In addition, minors in Interdisciplinary Programs in American Studies, Applied Statistics, Bioethics, Business Administration, Chinese and Japanese Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Human Aging, Liberal Arts Business, and Political Communication may be added to departmental majors.