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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies supports a diverse set of programs, courses, services, and events at Salem State University.

We offer a bachelor's of liberal studies degree (BLS), which features four concentrations. We also offer eleven interdisciplinary minors. In addition, we are home to the honors program courses and a number of stand-alone interdisciplinary courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

IDS Professor Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello shares her Fulbright Greece experience

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello sitting at a table

IDS Professor Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello

Shares her Fulbright Greece experience

"Education is the key for people to learn more about themselves, about others and think collectively about how the world can become a better place."

Degree Programs

Undergraduate and Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees

  • Peace and Conflict Studies

    Concentration
    Undergraduate
  • American Studies

    Concentration
    Undergraduate
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

    Concentration
    Undergraduate

Minors and Concentrations

  • Eastern European and Russian Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Information Technology in the Arts and Sciences

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Latin American and Latino Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Peace Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Pre-Law Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Religious Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Urban Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • African-American Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Women's Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • American Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Asian Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate
  • Intercultural Communications

    Concentration
    Undergraduate
  • Applied Ethics

    Concentration
    Undergraduate
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Mission

The mission of the interdisciplinary studies department is to effect significant learning and student success both in college and beyond through:

  • Developing, coordinating and implementing interdisciplinary curricula and programs
  • Researching and employing the best pedagogical methods to meet the needs of unique student populations both inside and outside the classroom
  • Doing scholarly, cross-disciplinary research
  • As the center of collaborative, cross-disciplinary efforts for all students, faculty, administration, and staff, the department serves the entire Salem State University community.
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