Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Our world is increasingly interconnected and interdependent, with communications networks exchanging information around the globe, creating new forms of collaboration and transforming the nature of work and learning. New areas of study develop to advance human knowledge and respond to the challenges of our changing world with insight and innovation. These include areas that often combine or cross subjects or disciplines, such as space science, information management systems, alternative energy technologies and computer art and animation.

Students also require interdisciplinary skills that focus on the issues themselves, especially skills related to the research process, information management, collaboration, critical and creative thinking and technological applications. Students with well-developed information studies skills and knowledge have increased marketability in a variety of careers and employment opportunities.