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Interdisciplinary Studies

Students, who are members of the Honors College, are able to design their own program of study through the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Possibilities include unique majors such as Public Health, African Studies, Global Communication or Classics.  The Honors College staff will assist students in designing their own major. The Honors College supervises the program under the office of the Provost.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major was created specifically for Honors students who wish to pursue rigorous academic and creative discovery unavailable through traditional majors.Through this program students should consider structuring their own course of study through the Honors College. Students pursuing this major must be a member of the Honors College in good standing (requires a 3.25 GPA).

To initiate this process, the student writes a rationale describing their proposed curriculum, forms an advisory faculty committee who assists in designing a unique course of study, and then seeks approval for their program of study from the dean of the Honors College and the vice president of academic affairs. 

To stimulate students to consider their educational plan from different perspectives, sample degree plans are available in the Sears Honors Center, on line at www.harding.edu/honors, or you may contact us with specific questions at honors@harding.edu.

This program of study may be used as a primary degree.  Students pursuing the major must be a member of the Honors College in good standing (requires a 3.25 GPA). Contact Dr. J. Warren Casey, dean of the Honors College, for more information.

Sample Degree plans:

Global Narrative pdf

Visual Media Design pdf

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