The Interdisciplinary Studies Major lets you develop an individualized academic program that’s all about you. Designed for highly motivated students, this major can be a good fit if you’re interested in multiple degree programs. Working with advisors, you customize a unique major that precisely matches your specific goals and interests.

The best way to decide if designing your own major is the right choice for you is to enroll in Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSM 175) early in your Truman career.

Career Paths


As an interdisciplinary studies major, you can combine fields that relate directly to the kind of work you want to do. Our interdisciplinary studies graduates have found careers in:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Health Services
  • Media
  • Technology

Study abroad in China

Study Abroad

With the flexibility of the interdisciplinary studies major, you can enhance a study abroad experience in a specific country by incorporating language, history, and cultural courses into your curriculum.

Student Research Conference

Student Research

Research, an important part of the undergraduate experience at Truman, allows you to explore topics of interest. You can also share your research at the Student Research Conference held on campus each year.


Student Organizations

With 230+ student organizations to choose from, you can also create your own experience beyond the classroom. Run for student government, organize charitable events, broadcast on the radio or TV, write or make art for student publications, join in on sports.

Opportunities and Experiences

Student intern


You can use your internship experience as a self-discovery tool to tweak your personalized program of study if necessary.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Programs