Apr 13, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Programs

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Most of the individual departments represented in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have numerous links with other disciplines; consequently, many faculty members encourage students to take courses in related disciplines. Students will often find opportunities to explore relationships among different disciplines while studying within traditional disciplines.

The college also has several established interdisciplinary programs leading to graduate degrees. A brief description of each program follows, with a link to its respective program section.

Graduate Programs

  • The MS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  combines environmental courses from the social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, humanities and statistics. A graduate certificate is also available.
  •  PhD IN HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES  students integrate social, cultural and biomedical perspectives to understand the underpinnings of health and the conditions essential for its creation and maintenance.
  • Students interested in synthesizing curricula in the arts, communication, history, literature, philosophy and theatre at the graduate level may be interested in the MASTER OF HUMANITIES (MH)  degree.
  • The MASTER OF INTEGRATED SCIENCES (MIS)  degree enables students to combine course work and independent research within the disciplines of computer science, math, chemistry, biology, physics or geology.
  • Students in the MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (MSS)  degree program develop their own interdisciplinary curriculum in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology), as well as related disciplines (such as English, philosophy, education, public affairs and architecture).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences