This program features many exciting learning opportunities beyond the classroom:
- Study Abroad: Explore firsthand how culture, politics, and history shape perspectives in foreign countries.
- Service Learning: Work in your community to identify how your scholarship can help others in need.
- Internship: Gain real-world skills through a supervised internship in a setting of your choice.
- Interdisciplinary Research: Identify an issue to investigate and utilize your research skills through interaction with peers.
- Capstone: Explore a real problem through your research and pose solutions based on collaboration, critique, and critical thinking.
As a student in Walden’s B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.
Find out more about what defines Walden’s B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies program:
Study Abroad: Understanding Cultural Perspectives
In the classroom, your studies emphasize integrating multiple perspectives to solve complex problems. In the field, the study abroad experience allows you to explore firsthand how culture, politics, and history shape those perspectives.
For information on our current Study Abroad programs, please click here. You can also view a webinar on one of our previous Study Abroad trips here.
By visiting world-class museums and historic sites and experiencing daily life in another country, you’ll explore how the lenses of culture and history influence your approach to problem solving. You’ll apply the interdisciplinary study process learned in class and deepen your understanding of material covered in your coursework.
If you would like to learn more about this study abroad opportunity, view highlights from the archived webinar, "Orientation: France and Spain Study Abroad Educational Tour"
What is Interdisciplinary Studies?
Interdisciplinary studies is a process of answering a question, solving a problem, or addressing a topic that is too broad or complex to be dealt with adequately by a single academic major or profession. Since most significant issues have multiple causes, interdisciplinary studies integrates a range of perspectives to provide a more comprehensive understanding of issues and challenges.
In Walden’s B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies program, you will blend coursework from different academic areas and apply your new knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios through an internship, a public service or study abroad opportunity, or a seminar in interdisciplinary research. Through a series of interdisciplinary core courses, you will learn to identify connections among areas of interest and actively engage in problem-solving that crosses ethnic, regional, and global boundaries.
Increasingly, organizations and communities are forming cross-functional teams that collaboratively work to achieve their goals, from developing innovative products to offering new services. Use your strengthened interdisciplinary and critical-thinking skills—in high demand by employers and community leaders—to enhance many aspects of your life.