The Interdisciplinary Studies program at Vermont State University allows you to design your own customized program of study. Build the degree you want by merging your passions with academics. Working with your advisor, you’ll identify the disciplines you want to study, then submit a detailed program proposal describing the relationship between the areas of study you choose to pursue. As part of the program, you will complete an Extended Classroom Experience, which can be an internship or other applied learning experience to advance your education and career.
Why Study Interdisciplinary Studies at Vermont State?
- Your needs, your degree: The major is completely self-designed to fit your needs. Courses can be taken in any format that works for you: on campus, fully online, or a hybrid of the two.
- Career readiness: Our focused, personalized advising model will help you build a degree tailored to your interests and goals. You’ll graduate with the credentials you need to advance in your career or branch out to a new profession.
- Transfer-friendly: You can apply courses from another college when you transfer to Vermont State.
- Learn what you want: In the general education core curriculum, you will gain skills in critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving — skills in high demand in the job market wherever your career path leads.
Financial Aid for Interdisciplinary Studies Students
Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Interdisciplinary Studies to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.
Internships & Jobs in Interdisciplinary Studies
You might want to combine history with women’s studies and literature, philosophy with political science and law, or music with literature and education. We offer opportunities for you to gain practical skills in interdisciplinary studies through your Extended Classroom Experience, which is an internship or other applied learning experience (such as service within the VSCS, action projects, etc.).
- Recent internships include working for the College Steps program at Johnson, working for the Concord (NH) Equality Health Center, and working for Meals On Wheels of Lamoille County.
- Recent graduates have gone on to open their own day care center, work for an early childhood facility, teach kindergarten, open their own dance studio, work for the University of Vermont Foundation, and pursue a master’s degree in Scotland.
“I’m working on weaving art and literature together with the education component of my degree. Exploring these areas has allowed me to find outlets that I can direct students to.”Emily Mixon ’19