Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSC)

Interdisciplinary Studies Minors

Sustainability Studies

The mission of academic sustainability programs is to support and encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research programs that incorporate sustainability principles in all academic units on campus, and to enhance interaction between campus operations and academic activities in sustainability.

For more information contact Dr. Nanette Chadwick.

 Sustainability Minor

Information and Cyber Analysis

Cyber is more than a computer network, but also a realm of numerous social processes that includes legitimate and illegitimate activities. The increasing complexity of technology for cyber security, information assurance and critical infrastructure require personnel capable of dealing with complex data sets and that have problem solving skills which transcend traditional academic boundaries. This interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the educational needs of the students by providing wide exposure to analytically-oriented classes throughout the university.

For more information contact Dr. Greg Weaver.

 Information and Cyber Analysis Minor


Auburn University offers an interdisciplinary leadership minor (LEAD). In order to pursue a minor in leadership, students should file a Plan of Study, in consultation with the LEAD advisor/coordinator, Donald Mulvaney, as early as possible. The Plan of Study is ideally completed within the first semester of taking courses toward the minor. The completion and filing of the Plan of Study is a prerequisite to enrolling in the senior capstone class in the LEAD. Courses required in the student’s major may not be counted toward the minor even if they are on the list of accepted courses. Courses counted toward Core Curriculum requirements may not be counted toward the minor. At least 3 hours must be taken from each of five competency areas, with 9 of the 15 hours at the 3000 level or above. The competency areas are: I. Leadership Knowledge and Theory, II. Communication, III. Problem Solving and Decision Making, IV. Vision of Civic and Social Responsibility, and V. Service Learning.

 Leadership Minor

Last Updated: August 22, 2018