Interdisciplinary Program of Studies

A student may select a field of study that integrates material offered in two or more departments without meeting the specific major requirements of one program. To establish such a program of study the student must

  • choose an approved interdepartmental program or programs; and
  • establish a special Interdisciplinary Graduate Committee, appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, representing each of the departments concerned.  One graduate program must be designated as the student’s home department. The graduate committee must include a graduate faculty member from outside of the major programs to serve as the outside representative;

The remaining work, subject to the approval of the Supervisory Committee, may include either a) supporting courses in the same or in related departments; or b) a minor field of study outside of the major department(s).