Students in the program of Interdisciplinary Studies must take three courses (9 credit hours) with the Interdisciplinary Studies faculty, ideally one course each academic year, beginning with the sophomore year: MDS 216, MDS 360, and MDS 418.
Students must also take 24 credits from both of their chosen fields. With the help of academic advisement from departmental faculty, the students will choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from each of their two declared disciplines. The courses have to be a minimum of 200 level (12 credit hours in each discipline), OR students can choose 15 credits in one discipline (200 level courses) and 9 credits in the other (300 level courses). Instructors in these courses are all specialists in the respective disciplines. See departmental checklist for possible combinations of courses in the two chosen disciplines of concentration. Students also take 30-32 credit hours of free electives.