Interdisciplinary Studies

Degree Programs


Master of Liberal Arts

Program Director: Dr. Siobhan Brownson,,  803/323-4527

The Master of Liberal Arts Program (LART) provides an opportunity for mature learners to pursue a deeper understanding of the human condition through a structured, interdisciplinary program of study. The MLA program is not directed toward professional ends, but rather it is designed to allow students to seek understanding through study in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Bachelor of Professional Studies Program

Program Director Dr. Scott Amundsen,, 803/323-3095

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) provides an efficient, flexible and affordable degree completion option for adults who have previously earned college credits. The BPS core courses include relevant and impactful assignments that take into account students previous education and work experience. BPS students have the option of selecting a concentration in either Organizational Operations or Health Services.

Environmental Program

Program DirectorDr. David Meeler,, 803/323-4944

The BA degree in Environmental Studies (ENST) will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of environmental issues. BA students will minor in a discipline that compliments their major and will be prepared to pursue careers with environmental groups, policy groups, and consulting firms and to continue studies in graduate programs in environmental studies and law.

The BS degree in Environmental Sciences (ENSC) will educate students in the scientific, social, political, ethical, and policy aspects of environmental issues in preparation for scientific careers in industry, government, and consulting and for graduate programs in environmental sciences.

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Individualized Studies Program

Program Director: Contact Dr. Ginger Williams,, 803/323-4948

The BA degree in Individualized Studies (IDVS) gives students whose academic interests reach across or beyond the major programs currently offered by the university the opportunity to design a Plan Of Study tailored to their own needs and interests.

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Social Studies Education

Program Director: Dr. Margaret Gillikin,, 803/323-3123

The B.A. in Social Studies Education equips students to teach social studies at the high school level. Working in conjunction with the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences, Social Studies Education majors have numerous opportunities to work in public school classrooms as they develop their skills as teachers.

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Read about the Program Requirements for all of our minors.

African American Studies

Civic and Public Engagement

Community-Based Learning

General Science




International and Global Studies

Legal Studies

Medieval Studies

Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution Studies

Social Sciences


Women's  and Gender Studies