Interdisciplinary Studies

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Garden City

Shape your educational journey and design a degree that supports your interests from courses across our curriculum.

Why Earn Your Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies?

Combine coursework from multiple departments to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind education. Tailor your degree to your specific intellectual pursuits and professional goals, whether they’re in the visual or performing arts, social sciences, natural sciences, formal sciences or humanities.

Why Major in Interdisciplinary Studies at Adelphi?

  • Personalize your education, designing your own major from courses and tracks spread across our 50-plus departments.
  • Benefit from small classroom sizes and one-on-one attention from distinguished faculty committed to your success.
  • Gain a competitive edge in today’s job market through invaluable hands-on learning experiences.

Inside Look: Liberal Arts at Adelphi

92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

A fantastic opportunity for me to finally follow my dream of becoming a professional puppeteer…I talked to my adviser, John Drew, and he was totally down for the idea.

Sebastiano Ricci ‘20 Interdisciplinary studies major

Track and Accelerated Degree Options

A degree in interdisciplinary studies allows you to combine studies from two or more departments to create a unique, one-of-a-kind education. Depending on your interests, you have the option to pursue a BA or a BS. Both degrees must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements. Students pursuing a BA must complete Level IV of a foreign language or elect to sit for the language competency examination to be exempt from the reading competency requirement.

Scholar Teacher Education Program

For students interested in becoming a teacher, you can gain two degrees in just five years, through the Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) offered in association with Adelphi’s Ruth S. Ammon School of Education. The five-year baccalaureate/master’s program allows students to complete their interdisciplinary major and also fulfill courses in education that will lead to New York State teaching certification.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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