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.

Mary Catherine GriffithWe are excited to welcome Mary Catherine Griffith to UNA this August! She chose the IDS major because it will allow her to gain a variety of skill sets to prepare her for international missions. She plans to combine classes in psychology, global business, as well as Swahili with hopes to return to Kenya in the future. We're looking forward to seeing you on campus, Mary Catherine! 


KJ SmithCongratulations to KJ Smith, a Spring 2020 graduate of UNA for being named the Big South Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year! UNA Athletics reported early this July, "Smith is just the third football student-athlete in Big South history to be voted the Big South Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Selected first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America® this past season, Smith was a national finalist for the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete of the Year award." KJ graduated with a 4.00 GPA earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Health.  He has been recently accepted into UNA's Master of Science degree program in Health and Human Performance. 


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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.

During UNA's shift to remote/online instruction due to COVID-19, we are still assisting our undergraduate and graduate students with registration for the Summer 20 AND Fall 20 semesters.
Contact us to schedule your appointment.  Click HERE to access the course schedules.


Revised HDS - 7/29/20