Design Your Own Future
The Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS) is unlike any other degree program at Appalachian State University. IDS students design their own major. If you have a strong interest in integrating concepts and methods from multiple disciplines, come chat with us about options.
We are looking for students who are
- Passionate about more than one discipline
- Interested in a major that is not offered at Appalachian State University
View our program of study checksheet (PDF, 104 KB).
To Change your major, you must process this form (PDF, 162 KB) for major, minor, and catalog year changes.
If you are thinking about changing your major to IDS and want to take an exploratory class, start by taking IDS 2001 (3sh) Interdisciplinary Connections I.
For more information: Contact Dr. Beth Davison (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 828-262-2442
Examples of Majors Designed by Our Current IDS Students
Combining Coursework from
|Sociomusicology||Music + Sociology|
|Cross-Media Expressions||English + Theater + Media Studies|
|Studies in Global Sustainable Architecture||Sustainable Technology + Global Studies + Anthropology|
|Global Community Engagement||Global Studies + Communication|
|Video Game Art and Design||Art + Computer Science + Computer Information Systems|
|Social and Psychological Framework for Communication||Psychology + Communication + Sociology|
|Design and Media Technology||Arts + Graphics + Computer Science|
|Environmental Planning and Communications Studies||Planning + Communication|
|Sustainable Communities||Geography + Planning + Sustainable Technology|
|Animal Studies||Philosophy + Anthropology|
|Arts Communication & Engagement||English + Curriculum Instruction + Communication|
|Contemporary Multimodal Storytelling||Curriculum Instruction + Photography|