Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies building on Broad Street.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program, which is housed in University College at Virginia Commonwealth University, offers an individualized bachelor's degree for students whose intellectual interests and professional goals are not easily met by one major.

I.D.S. majors have a wide range of academic interests, and our individualized program allows each student to work with their academic advisor to create a unique curricular pathway toward their Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.).

Each student defines a focus area that is interdisciplinary in nature and is supported by taking courses in two or more disciplines. Some students choose to combine two minors that share interdisciplinary context while others develop a focus area that is more integrative. Both the Interdisciplinary Studies major and the Interdisciplinary Career Readiness Skills Minor are both open to all VCU students.