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, 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: 50-250 Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 30-50 Upper level/advanced courses is: 35-45
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.
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
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
Internships The interdisciplinary degree program in Legal Studies includes an opportunity for practical fieldwork in an internship experience. The primarily academic emphases of the internships notwithstanding,
many graduates have found the experience beneficial when seeking employment.