Advanced Interdisciplinary (ID)

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In life, few people end up as experts in a single field. More often, problems are solved by combined knowledge of more than one subject. Only available to top students, the advanced interdisciplinary degree will let you combine multiple interests into a single major. With our strong liberal arts foundation, you’ll learn to read, write, research, reason, analyze and solve problems. Then you’ll dive into your two specialty areas and learn to solve problems from more than one area of knowledge.

The Advanced Interdisciplinary major presents a unique opportunity for students to combine studies of two liberal arts areas and to develop, in a structured way, the interrelations between these different fields of knowledge.

This program can be a combination of any two of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion


The capstone project is a research paper that addresses a topic that relates the two chosen areas and explores the intersections between them. The requirements for this capstone project are more rigorous than those of the other Interdisciplinary programs, and therefore enrollment in the Advanced Interdisciplinary major is limited to only the strongest students. Contact Department Chair Neil Simonettiopens in a new window for information on the requirements to enter this program.


Contact Information
Dr. Neil Simonetti
Head of Math and Computer Science

Our Faculty

Kristin King
Head of English and Communications Major / Department Chair, Language and Literature / Professor in English, Business, and Writing

Kristin King

Dr. King teaches literature and writing. She has published in the areas of Henry...
Neil Simonetti
Department Chair and Professor of Business, Computer Science, and Mathematics / Director of the Interdisciplinary Program

Neil Simonetti

Dr. Simonetti’s research focuses on a dynamic programming algorithm for the...
Dan Synnestvedt
Associate Professor of Philosophy / Head of Philosophy Program

Dan Synnestvedt

What began as a personal quest for the truth in college led Dr. Dan into philosophy.