Interdisciplinary Studies

  • GU Possibilities
    • Interdisciplinary studies majors can pursue their degree in a variety of concentrations, including business, communication arts, criminal justice, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work, theatre and theology.
    • The interdisciplinary studies major allows the student to select one major field and one secondary field of study, or one major field and two secondary fields of study.
    • The number of students enrolled in interdisciplinary studies programs across the country grew by more than 30 percent between 2005 and 2010.

    You Will Learn

    Interdisciplinary studies majors are well prepared for a globalized world and marketplace, studying across disciplines and honing skills that make them strong candidates in the job market. This multidimensional degree allows students to blend not only the classics with the sciences but also the world of business with that of the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

    You Will Experience

    The interdisciplinary studies program contains an experiential learning component. Depending on the student’s career objectives, various co-ops and internships are available with:

    • advertising and marketing agencies  
    • health organizations  
    • insurance companies  
    • law firms  
    • media  
    • nonprofit organizations  

    You Will Achieve

    Employers are looking for those who communicate effectively, adapt to change and use their critical and analytical abilities to solve complex problems. A degree in interdisciplinary studies offers students the opportunity to cultivate the skills required by the new century.

    Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • business  
    • education  
    • media  
    • military  
    • public service  

    You will Study

    Interdisciplinary studies is the most flexible program at Gannon University, allowing students to combine primary and secondary choices of disciplines into a single, custom-tailored degree. For many non-traditional students, interdisciplinary studies is the most convenient and efficient path to a degree. 

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    You Will Earn

    Salaries in the field vary depending on the location and type of organization.

    • Starting salary: $37,600
    • Mid-career salary: $53,400

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    All salary information is compiled from data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( and/or PayScale (