Each of the interdisciplinary degree programs offers a curriculum that allows students to combine coursework from three or more departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. There are also options to incorporate courses from other areas of the university,
allowing students to obtain a broad range of skills and education.
The typical class size for:
Freshman/introductory courses is: 40-100 Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 30-150 Upper level/advanced courses is: 10-45
In the IDP, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?
Many courses in the social sciences interdisciplinary program's curricula originate in other departments, where teaching assistants may be assigned instructional or grading duties.
Thirty-six faculty members in cognitive science represent eleven academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences as well as departments from other areas of the university, such as industrial engineering and computer science and engineering.
Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities
The Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offer an opportunity to focus studies on a particular topic whose breadth and diversity overlap several departments.
In the Cognitive Science concentration, students have the option of completing a senior thesis. During the course of one semester in the senior year, the student works in collaboration with a cognitive science
faculty member to perform research on an original topic and produce a written report.