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Interdisciplinary Studies

Learning across disciplines, inspiring your future.

A major in interdisciplinary studies at Marian University offers you a flexible degree that features numerous opportunities to study across disciplines. You’ll inspire your passion for lifelong learning through Marian University’s interdisciplinary studies program.

The Program
Designed to meet the needs of working adult students, Marian’s interdisciplinary studies program offers you the opportunity to study across disciplines and access skills and a foundation that provides a unique perspective and prepares you for today’s competitive job market. You’ll be prepared to integrate knowledge from different perspectives, develop strong critical thinking skills, solve problems and make decisions in creative, innovative ways.

The Convenience
As part of the interdisciplinary studies program, you will find personal, one-on-one support from faculty and enhance career-related skills. This multifaceted degree allows you to blend not just the classics with the sciences, but the fundamentals and the business world with the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Marian Reputation
At Marian University, our faculty will prepare you to achieve your goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. Through the interdisciplinary studies program, you’ll be prepared to use your degree to highlight multiple perspectives and expand your career options.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The interdisciplinary studies degree program is designed specifically for students who have completed an approved associate degree in a technical or professional area at a community college or technical college that holds institutional accreditation by one of the major regional accrediting agencies and whose primary career focus is related to their associate degree area.


Liberal arts core

39 credits as follows:

33 credits:

ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

ART xxx Art elective, 3 cr.

MUS xxx Music elective, 3 cr.

ENG xxx Literature elective, 3 cr.

BIO xxx Biological, ecological, or environmental science elective, 3 cr.

PHS xxx Physical science, chemistry, meteorology, or physics elective, 3 cr.

MAT xxx Mathematics elective, 3 cr.

HIS 114 World History since 1900, 3 cr.

HIS 2xx History elective, 3 cr.

THE xxx Theology elective, 3 cr.

PHI xxx Philosophy elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PSY xxx Psychology elective, 3 cr.

SOC xxx Sociology elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PHI 2xx Philosophy elective, 3 cr.

THE 2xx Theology elective, 3 cr.

60-68 credits:

Associate degree from an approved accredited institution

Interdisciplinary studies core

6 credits:

IDS 201 Aesthetics, Values, and Culture I, 3 cr.


IDS 202 Aesthetics, Values, and Culture II, 3 cr.

IDS 400 Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies, 3 cr.

30 credits:


Fun Fact

The best-selling tea in Marian’s coffeehouse is Brisk Raspberry (Source: Sodexo Sales as of June 2014).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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