Interdisciplinary studies

An interdisciplinary major is for students who wish to engage in substantial study in several academic fields. It also gives students the opportunity to design a major that fits their unique interests and needs.

Interdisciplinary major

47-52 credit hours

Core requirements

  • 9 credit hours of courses that are required in each of three major or minor areas27

Elective courses

  • 6 additional credit hours in each of the three selected major or minor areas18

Senior seminar and internship

  • Senior seminar from one of the major areas selected above 1-4
  • Internship from the same major as the senior seminar 1-3

Advising notes

Courses are selected from three academic program areas. At least one 3-credit required course in each department must be completed in residence at Goshen College. Not including the senior seminar and internship, a minimum of at least 18 credit hours in the major must be upper-level courses (300-499).

Students interested in investigating an interdisciplinary major should contact the associate dean/director of international education to discuss interests and options. The student’s academic advisor will usually be a professor from the department in which the student elects to complete the senior seminar and internship.