Your Own Path With IDS

VCU's compass landmarkThe Interdisciplinary Studies Program is for students who won’t be defined by one subject or major. In I.D.S., our students create an individualized path to graduation that is aligned with their unique personal goals, interests and passions.

We are here to help you figure out your path, working with you to select an interdisciplinary set of courses that meet you where you are, and help you get where you want to go.

The I.D.S. Program offers both the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) and the Interdisciplinary Career Readiness Skills (I.C.S.) Minor, two options to help you build the skills and education necessary to achieve your individual goals.

IDS Spring 2024 Graduation

View the FAQ below for all details relating to the IDS Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony! 

IDS Graduation FAQ

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Learn More About the B.I.S. Major

Interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies? Click below to learn more.

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Learn More about the I.C.S. Minor

Interested in decalring our I.C.S. Minor? Click below to learn more.

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IDS Info Sessions

IDS hosts an info session every Wednesday to allow you to learn more about our program and answer any questions
you have!

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