Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSC)

Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary University Studies allows students to attain a broad education and acquire diverse skill sets unique to a profession they desire to enter. Students seeking an Interdisciplinary University Studies degree have the opportunity to create a personalized academic program, by customizing a curriculum that demonstrates proficiency in broad skills as well as discipline-specific knowledge.

Beginning in the fall of 2019, students may be admitted to the program as Pre-IDSC majors. For progression to the IDSC major (and access to the upper-level IDSC courses, IDSC 3210/3213 and IDSC 4920/4930), students must first complete Life, Career, and Everything (IDSC 1010) with a grade of C or better and Foundations of Interdisciplinary University Studies (IDSC 2190/IDSC 2193) with a grade of C or better and complete an approved individualized curriculum plan with cover sheet. Students with more than 90 hours of coursework must receive special permission to be admitted to the major.

Beginning in fall 2015, incoming freshmen admitted into the Honors College will be allowed to declare IDSC as their major. Students who do this must take IDSC 1010 and IDSC 2190 during their first or second semester enrolled in classes at Auburn and have a completed an approved plan of study before the start of their third semester at Auburn. They will be required to take ENGL 1120 or 1127 as a co-requisite for IDSC 2190 if they do not have advanced placement credit for the first composition course. Honors College students who fail to pass IDSC 1010 or IDSC 2190 with a grade of C or better or who fail to submit a plan of study and essay during their first or second semester enrolled at Auburn will be required to declare a new major at the start of their third semester enrolled at Auburn. The individual plan of study developed by an Honors College student will be reviewed by the academic advisor for IDSC to determine if the plan meets the requirements of the major.

Last Updated: May 07, 2019