Department of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies is designed for traditional and adult returning students whose needs are not met with the historical major or minor program. Interdisciplinary Studies is all about looking at education from the student's perspective and offering them a customized plan to learn, professionalize, and access the best of what UNA offers.

Additionally, interdisciplinary programs have developed in response to demands from employers that college graduates have diverse "ready-to-work" skills, the ability to think across traditional academic lines, a change orientation, and excellent communication skills. To meet these demands we offer students an individualized path to complete their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree by offering areas of emphasis containing complementary courses that cross traditional disciplinary lines. 

Our responsiveness to student and employer needs explains in part why our program is THE choice for so many students who need a unique academic program of study. "Start to Finish" is our motto and we're ready to back that up with quality academic advising. Fill out the form below or contact Mrs. Heather Stancil or Dr. Craig Robertson directly to set up a consultation appointment today.

Carley WootenIDS major, Carley Wooten, is currently a senior at UNA. Carley described her occupational plans with us and how the IDS major has helped her prepare to meet her professional goals. She said, "My post-graduation plans are to be accepted into physical therapy school and become a physical therapist. I chose the IDS degree program because it has allowed me to customize my plan of study and incorporate multiple disciplines that I believe will distinguish me from other therapists in the future. I also enjoy the flexibility of this degree. I can take all my classes fully online so that I can continue to work. I encourage everyone to consider choosing IDS as their major!" We're so proud to have Carley in our program and look forward to her future success!


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Thank you for contacting the Department of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies.  When you submit our on-line form, our staff will reply within 24 hours.  Let us help you achieve your educational and professional goals the interdisciplinary way.

Due to COVID-19, we are assisting our undergraduate and graduate students with registration via Zoom and phone consultations.  Contact us to schedule your appointment.  Click HERE to access the course schedules.


Revised HDS - 9/29/20