Wayne State College

Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program

Not all career goals fit into a specific program of study. The Interdisciplinary Studies program lets you create your own major or minor, allowing you to direct your studies toward a very specific career goal. If the program you are looking for is not one of our 130+ programs of study, you can combine courses from two or more programs to create your own. Interdisciplinary studies activities are designed to help you better understand relationships between various disciplines. You’ll get to choose classes from different departments for a well-rounded education. By customizing your studies to meet industry needs, you’ll acquire diverse skills that can be applied to a rapidly changing 21st century.

Interdisciplinary Studies Sample Courses




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
For major: 48
For minor: 18
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

For the major, you will complete 48 credit hours of interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in one department and supporting work in at least one other department. The program must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in one area. Half of the hours in the major must be upper level courses. The program should be requested prior to completion of 80 hours.

For the minor, you will complete 18 credit hours of interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in one department and supporting work in at least one other department. The program must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) or minor(s). Half of the hours in the minor must be upper level courses. The minor should be requested prior to completion of 80 hours. 

Approval: Your program must be signed and approved by an advisor, department chair, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the chair of the Academic Policies Committee. The signed program will be forwarded to the Records and Registration office. All courses are eligible for inclusion in a program.

Kylie Keller

"This was truly a huge factor in choosing to come to WSC – knowing that I had people behind me, willing to help and create a major that got me to this point. My advisor was very helpful throughout my college career making sure a plan was in place of what classes I should be taking."


Kylie Keller '17

B.S. Child Life Studies (combination of the Early Childhood and Human Service Counseling majors)


Read Kylie's story

Design Your Own Major or Minor

Several students have created their own major or minor at Wayne State. And we've got the resources you need to put together yours.

Interdisciplinary studies degree samples

Program Examples

  • Child Life Studies
  • Event Management
  • Youth Relationships and Development
  • Educational Studies in Liberal Arts
  • Construction and Business
  • Photography Design in Sport
  • Youth Counseling
  • Science Communications
  • Public and Global Health
Holland Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Holland Academic Success Center guides you in choosing your program of study. Here is where you'll discuss your academic goals with an advisor who can help answer your questions.

Holland Academic Success Center
Library Room 232
[email protected]


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Other Resources

Interested in setting up your Interdisciplinary Studies program? Start discussing your educational goals with your academic advisor or other faculty in your area of interest. They'll help you come up with a plan to get just what you are seeking.


Not Sure Which Programs to Choose?

There are lots of place you can get inspired! Learn about our programs by browsing our full list. If you need guidance in what field you want to study or what kind of career you are interested in, see our helpful tips and strategies for deciding students.


In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. You're eligible for these scholarships no matter what major you create or what program you choose. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

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