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Develop talents and knowledge that cross a variety of disciplines to meet the demands of today's competitive working world.

Want to add a minor to your major?
Learn more about our minors. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)

Thinking about law school?
Learn more about our Automatic Admit option through the UB School of Law.

The Interdisciplinary Studies program gave me the opportunity to explore multiple areas of interest while completing the degree I needed to apply to the UB School of Law. The support and encouragement of my professors and the UB staff helped me not only to balance a job and my school responsibilities but to advance my career while working toward my ultimate goal.
—Cheryl Hain, B.A. '05

Having knowledge of multiple fields of study makes you highly marketable to organizations seeking employees with interdisciplinary backgrounds and far-reaching knowledge bases. Twenty-first-century professions require you to be a flexible thinker and a top-notch communicator. This Bachelor of Arts program prepares you to meet those needs.

The program is ideal for self-directed, highly motivated students who are interested in exploring a broad range of career opportunities, as the program can be tailored to your educational needs and ambitions.

Working with an adviser, you'll construct a cohesive program of study combining the traditional rigors of a liberal arts education with more professionally oriented disciplines. You'll choose three specializations from a broad range of disciplines—including criminal justice, applied information technology, government and public policy, corporate communication, psychology, business and more.

Through this program, you can build upon your strengths and sharpen your skills to achieve success in any number of fields, including:

  • civil service
  • humanitarian endeavors
  • nonprofit organizations
  • project development
  • project management
  • public relations.