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Interdisciplinary Studies

Earn your B.A. at Erskine

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) enables you to explore diverse interests while giving you more scheduling flexibility than other majors. This program is particularly helpful if you are a transfer student bringing credits from a variety of disciplines. Through your studies, you can gain a well-rounded education and a broad knowledge base attractive to employers. 

In 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were approximately 575,000 jobs for IDS graduates. 

Degree Details: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

The IDS program requires two concentrations of at least 15 credit hours each, along with a three-credit-hour capstone course. Through studies in logic, critical thinking, writing, and communication, you can learn to relate and integrate your chosen subject areas. During your final semester, you will also complete the capstone course.


The IDS major helps you develop the communication and critical thinking skills valued by employers. Skills you can hone through the program and bring into the workforce include: 

  • Critical Thinking 
  • Ethics 
  • Communications 
  • Interpersonal Relations 
  • Global Awareness 

Your liberal arts education at Erskine, along with your chosen areas of study, will help you develop your strengths and present yourself well in the workforce.  

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Erskine College Admissions:

Learn about the application process or get in touch with the Admissions Office.

Employment Info:

“Field of degree: Interdisciplinary studies,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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