Each of the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offers a curriculum that allows students to combine coursework from three or more departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, a number of interdisciplinary and special-interest
courses are offered through the IDP. 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: 45-200 Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 45-50 Upper level/advanced courses is: 45-90
In the IDP concentration, 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.
Suggested Introductory Courses
APY 105 Introduction to Anthropology or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or COM 101 Principles of Communication
The IDP faculty, though limited in number, not only teach courses applicable to the program's degree tracks, but are also involved in the advisement of IDP majors, a function that is vitally important for students selecting courses from a number of different
departments. Many faculty work as professionals in their area of instruction.
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 College of Arts and Sciences faculty.
Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience
The Interdisciplinary Degree Program in Health and Human Services provides an opportunity for practical fieldwork through an internship experience. The primary academic emphases of these internships notwithstanding,
many graduates have found these experiences beneficial when seeking employment.