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The Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS) is unlike any other degree program at Appalachian State University. Students majoring in IDS may choose a pre-designed concentration (see list below) or design their own major. If you have a strong interest in integrating concepts and methods from multiple disciplines, come chat with us about options.

Interim Program Director: Derek Stanovsky (stanovskydj@appstate.edu)




Pre-Designed Concentrations (links to checksheets)


Examples of Individually Designed Degrees

  • Hispanic Health (combining biology, health care, and Spanish)
  • Social Permaculture (combining sustainable development, philosophy, and dance/yoga)
  • Empowerment Pedagogy (combining education, psychology and recreation management) 
  • Expressive Arts Therapy (combining art and psychology)
  • Human-Wildlife Conflict Management (combining biology, psychology, and communication)
  • Social Construction of Sustainability (combining sociology, sustainable development, and business) 
 
 
 As of July 2013 IDS is housed in the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies  


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