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Interdisciplinary Studies Programs at Reinhardt University

College of Humanities, Sciences, and Technology
Bachelor | Minor | On Campus

Welcome to Reinhardt University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program – where boundaries between disciplines dissolve, and innovation thrives. Our program is designed for students who seek a customized educational journey, blending multiple fields of study to create a unique academic experience tailored to their passions and career aspirations. Whether you’re drawn to the intersections of art and science, fascinated by the connections between history and technology, or inspired to explore the complexities of society through a multidisciplinary lens, our program empowers you to chart your own academic path.


Interdisciplinary Studies Minor

The Interdisciplinary Studies Minor permits students who have already selected a Major to pursue an interdisciplinary focus within the Humanities, taking both traditional disciplinary courses and interdisciplinary studies (IDS) courses, which further develop their writing, verbal, and research skills, and their analytical abilities. To complete an Interdisciplinary Studies Minor, students must take, and pass with a C or better, two IDS courses (in addition to any IDS courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the student’s Major) and three courses from among the English, History, and Religion upper-level offerings (in addition to upper-level courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the student’s Major) for a total of five courses or 15 credit hours.


  • IDS 302 – 321 (any two courses)
  • Interdisciplinary Topics (two courses)
  • Any three ENG, HIST or REL courses at the 300- or 400-level

What You’ll Learn at RU

With dedicated faculty mentors and a flexible curriculum, Reinhardt University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program invites you to embrace curiosity, think outside the box, and embark on a transformative educational adventure. Join us and unlock the limitless possibilities of interdisciplinary learning.

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Interdisciplinary Studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with research methods and approaches appropriate for interdisciplinary study, such as the use of library databases, reference books, bibliographies, and academic journals.
  2. Demonstrate a high level of competency in written communication – grammar, structure, and punctuation.
  3. Write critically and logically, making correct use of evidence.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of Western and non-Western societies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, and political systems.

Interdisciplinary Studies Classes You’ll Take

Here are a few of the classes you might take while pursuing your degree:

  • IDS 307 Nature and Culture
  • IDS 309 Teaching and Learning: Education in America
  • IDS 317 Town and Gown: Local History and Culture
  • IDS 320 America: Memorials, Monuments, Cemeteries
  • IDS 321 Great American Books
  • IDS 304 Peace and Diplomacy
  • IDS 305 Chivalry: Medieval and Modern
  • IDS 306 Monsters and Demons
  • IDS 308 The Baroque World
  • IDS 310 Theology of Migrations
  • IDS 311 Conflict in the Twentieth Century
  • IDS 312 War and Society
  • IDS 313 Vikings: History, Literature, and Mythology
  • IDS 314 Tibet: Rooftop of the World
  • IDS 315 Good, Evil, and the Future
  • IDS 316 Globalization: East and West
  • IDS 318 Wealth and Poverty
  • IDS 322 Scroll to Screen: History of the Book

Possible Careers

Graduates with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Reinhardt University possess a versatile skill set that prepares them for a wide range of careers across various industries. Here are some potential career paths they might pursue:

  • Project Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Nonprofit Coordinator
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Communications Strategist
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Higher Education Administrator

Interdisciplinary Studies Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.