An interdisciplinary studies program is a series of courses focused upon a particular problem or area of concern providing insight from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The program includes a core of required courses, with some selectivity, and also a wide choice of supporting courses.

Completion of the requirements for an interdisciplinary studies program does not lead to a degree. Credits earned in interdisciplinary studies programs can be used in meeting the requirements for a degree. Courses are noted on the student’s academic record (transcript). Completion of the interdisciplinary studies program is noted on the student's academic record (transcript) but not on the diploma. 

Interdisciplinary Minors are composed of a sequence of related courses, which provide a student with unique opportunities to complement the major and are only offered at the undergraduate level. A minimum of 21 credits is required for an interdisciplinary minor. A minimum of 12 of the 21 credits must be course work at the upper-division level (300-400).

Interdisciplinary Minors

A Graduate Certificate is used to identify the successful completion of a focused area of study deemed important to a student's career objectives. A Graduate Certificate consists of a minimum of 9 specified credits, and not more than 15 credits at the 500 level or above.

CSU offers interdisciplinary degree programs at the graduate level (listed below). Interdisciplinary degree programs include a series of courses from a variety of academic disciplines. The result of completing an interdisciplinary degree program is a graduate degree. See individual programs below for more details.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Programs (GISPs) are composed of a series of courses focused on a particular problem or area of concern providing mulit-disciplinary perspectives. No minimum number of credits is specified at the graduate level. Completion of the requirements for an interdisciplinary studies program does not lead to a degree. Credits earned in interdisciplinary studies programs can be used in meeting the requirements for a degree. Courses are noted on the student’s academic record (transcript). Completion of the interdisciplinary studies program is noted on the student's academic record (transcript) but not on the diploma. 

Certificates

Degrees

Master's Programs

Ph.D. Programs

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

* Please see department for program of study.