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Interdisciplinary Studies


A student may design a special major, known as an Interdisciplinary Major to meet academic goals or objectives not met by the approved majors. This major must include courses from two or three academic areas with a minimum of 18 semester hours in each of which eight must be upper-division. A minimum of 20 upper-division semester hours are required in the major. The areas are to be selected with the approval of the academic advisors of each area.

Students interested in designing an Interdisciplinary Major must write a rationale for their selection of areas that will show how the major meets reasonable academic and vocational objectives. The proposal must be approved by the division chair of each academic discipline and the Academic Leadership Team of the college.

For more information about designing your Interdisciplinary Major, contact the Registrar's Office at 503-375-7017 or email

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