For motivated students, nothing is more rewarding than studying a subject that precisely matches specific goals and interests. The Interdisciplinary Studies Program allows students to design their own majors.
When My World Changed
On the Chaplaincy's Pilgrimage: Israel trip in 2012, Melissa Diamond, '15, visited the Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children. That moment, she says, is when her world changed.
For Bianca Nikic, ’14, a natural interest in pop culture and experience with marketing and communications led to the creation of her own academic path: an interdisciplinary major in strategic marketing.
On April 9, the School of Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the David C. Evans Awards at Honors Convocation.
Diego Leal, ’15, moved from debating human rights issues to becoming a human rights practitioner during a summer internship focused on conservation and indigenous communities in the Amazon.
April Israel, '14, interned at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program this summer to help set the environmental background for her food and agricultural marketing interests.
Get the buy-in of the village chief before promoting your health care agenda to the villagers, says Sherzel Smith, '13, of her experience working in Ghana this summer.
Her senior thesis combined experiences in Africa with research about Eastern Asia, and unexpectedly brought Catherine McGanity, ’10, to Istanbul.
In a workspace that could double as the set of “Project Runway,” junior Tania Bukach spent her summer playing designer for the wife of Chief Justice John Marshall.
When she transferred to UR, Natalie Salim, ’11, wasn’t sure what she wanted to study. With the help of the interdisciplinary studies program, she combined her interests in marine biology and photography to create the perfect major.
A scuba accident put Julie Rechel, '11, on the other side of her research into the impact of sports injuries on athletes.