Program Requirements

Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Studies Major

The student develops the written proposal in consultation with two full-time faculty members outlining the student’s goals, objectives, and methods of evaluation. Advisors should come from different departments.

  • Although the student may choose this major when entering the College, the student ordinarily will not organize the detailed plan of study until after completing at least 30 credits at the College.
  • The major program consists of at least 12 courses (36 credits); at least 50 percent of these must be completed at St. John Fisher College.
  • Approval of the advisors and the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences must be obtained no later than the point at which the student begins the last 12 credits of the major coursework.
  • No more than two courses at the 100 level will be counted toward the major. The remaining ten courses submitted for the major must be at or beyond the 200 level and at least five must be at or beyond the 300 level.
  • Interdisciplinary studies cannot be used as part of a double major.
  • A minor declared by an Interdisciplinary Studies major may not include any courses already being used in the program designed for the major.

The Interdisciplinary Major Proposal form is available in the Registrar's Office.

Interdisciplinary Studies

For More Information

James Bowers
Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
(585) 385-8217

(585) 385-8064