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Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)

Create your own major. 

In this program, you can combine elements of traditional academic programs in business, the arts, humanities, and sciences, in order to fulfill unique career and educational aspirations.  You will work closely with a faculty advisor in order to design a rigorous course of study that achieves your own personal and professional objectives. Current or non-traditional students may also be able to integrate prior coursework into their plans of study. Graduates may pursue widely-ranging careers in management, non-profit work, entrepreneurial roles, or a variety of additional options, including graduate school.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have unique career goals
  • Want to transcend the traditional approaches and parameters of existing disciplines
  • Seek a broad-based, yet specialized, education
  • Are goal-oriented and creative
  • Are independent-minded and self-motivated

Career Opportunities

  • Entrepreneur/Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Executive/Administrator
  • Professional Writer
  • Graduate Student

Recent Employers

  • Small Business Owner
  • Graduate School
  • Washington Pavilion
  • Saks Fifth Avenue

Suggested Certificates

  • Experiential Learning
  • These will vary widely according to one’s chosen areas of interest

Suggested Minors

  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Communication Studies
  • Select a Modern Language (French Studies, German, or Spanish)
  • Select based on professional goals and interests

Clubs and Organizations

  • Select based on professional goals and interests

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.