Ann Marie Fallon, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Interdisciplinary studies allows students to build their own degree programs. Drawing from across the University’s resources, in areas as diverse as business communication, ethics or ecology students pursue their own questions and ideas. This allows students to integrate and synthesize knowledge, perspectives, and insights from the different fields appropriate to their particular interest.
Students majoring in interdisciplinary studies work closely with faculty to clarify their primary focus and to tailor their course plan, and meet one-on-one with faculty in their fields of interest as they work through to mastery of the major concepts of each on their progress toward a senior-level capstone.
Students might craft a program to prepare them for graduate study in a particular field, as law or medicine or philosophy, or they might choose to stress workplace practices in (for example) business or non-profit organization. Although a student earns either a B.A. or B.S. degree in interdisciplinary studies, examples of student-designed fields of study include: community arts management; disability and society; cognitive science; documentary studies; and health policy and management.
All online courses offered at St. John Fisher University can be included in the student’s degree program.
Additional information may be obtained from the Center for Career and Academic Planning.