Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS) offers a Bachelor's
degree in the Special Major and a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary
Studies. The undergraduate Special Major and the graduate
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies are designed for students
whose particular interests, backgrounds, or professional
objectives are not served by a traditional degree program.
The purpose of these majors is to provide a carefully controlled
opportunity for exceptional students to design, with faculty
approval, a flexible interdisciplinary course of study that
leads to a bachelor's or master's degree. Admission is limited
to students whose individualized programs can be organized
around a special topic or a cross-disciplinary inquiry that
is original and involves work in more than one department.
Interested students should contact the Coordinator of the
Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS), who initiates
the application and screening process.
Special Major and the Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
are not intended to bypass normal graduation requirements
and may not be used to duplicate formally structured programs
at SSU or other service-area institutions. The reason for
this restriction is that these programs should be reserved
for students whose special interests cross disciplinary
lines and who find appropriate faculty expertise atSonoma
|See the FAQ link for commonly asked questions about the ITDS program.|
The ITDS office is open during the Academic year (Fall and Spring) and closed during the summer.
COORDINATOR: Dr. Ellen Carlton
The best way to contact the ITDS coordinator is through e-mail. Please put ITDS in the subject line so that your e-mail does not get sorted as junk.