Traditional Undergrad

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

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Scott McElreath, Ph.D.
Program Director of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor of Philosophy

Building Versatile Thinkers: Interdisciplinary Studies at William Peace University

Are you intrigued by the idea of shaping your educational journey, delving into critical societal issues, and developing skills that transcend traditional academic boundaries? Welcome to the world of Interdisciplinary Studies at William Peace University – a major that empowers you to become a versatile thinker and lifelong learner. Here, you have the opportunity to customize your curriculum to align with your unique goals and passions, fostering a rich educational experience that prepares you for a multitude of career paths.

Interdisciplinary Studies is a major that empowers students to combine courses from various disciplines. It encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and a well-rounded approach to learning.

Building Critical Thinkers and Lifelong Learners

Interdisciplinary Studies goes beyond the confines of a traditional major. It’s a transformative experience that encourages you to think critically, ask probing questions, and engage with a diverse range of subjects. The program is designed to instill a love for learning in all its forms, helping you confront complex issues, grapple with moral dilemmas, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around you.

Crafting Your Unique Curriculum

One of the defining features of our Interdisciplinary Studies program is its flexibility. You have the opportunity to construct your own curriculum, tailoring it to match your specific interests and career goals. The multi-disciplinary approach encompasses critical thinking seminars and courses in English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy/Religion, and Social Sciences. Additionally, you can choose to pursue a minor or concentration, with concentrations offering a more flexible path to specialization.

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Join the Community of Lifelong Learners

Choosing Interdisciplinary Studies at William Peace University is more than selecting a major; it’s embracing a philosophy of curiosity, adaptability, and continuous learning. The skills you develop and the knowledge you gain will not only prepare you for the dynamic professional landscape but also empower you to make meaningful contributions to society.

Embark on a journey where intellectual exploration knows no bounds. Shape your future with the Interdisciplinary Studies program at William Peace University – a place where your education is as unique as you are. Discover the possibilities, ask the challenging questions, and build a foundation for a lifetime of learning and success.

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Diverse Career Opportunities Await

The Interdisciplinary Studies major at William Peace University opens doors to a wide array of career opportunities, showcasing the versatility of the skills and knowledge you’ll acquire throughout your academic journey. Graduates of our program have forged successful paths in diverse fields, including scientific research, hospitality management, technical recruitment, recreation administration, sales, and marketing.

Envision yourself in roles such as a Scientist at GlaxoSmith Kline in Research Triangle Park, NC, or a Student Liaison at New Horizon Computer Learning Center. Picture yourself as a Vet Tech at CareFirst Animal Hospital at Grace Park, a Teacher at Bright Horizons, an Examiner at North Carolina Determination Services, or a Pharmacy Tech at CVS Pharmacy. Explore the possibility of serving as a Medical Laboratory Specialist in the United States Army or a Human Resources Specialist at Rex Hospital.

The versatility of our program not only facilitates a seamless entry into the workforce but also opens doors to esteemed further academic pursuits. Our graduates have been accepted into respected programs such as the Master of Arts in Teaching at East Carolina University, The American Film Institute Conservatory, the Master’s in Therapeutic Recreation at The University of North Carolina Greensboro, Campbell University School of Law, and Regent University’s School of Divinity.

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Yes, the program offers the option to choose a minor or concentration. Concentrations provide a more flexible path to specialization, allowing students to tailor their studies to specific areas of interest.


Yes! Many of our graduates have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs, including Master of Arts in Teaching, conservatories, law schools, and various master’s programs in specialized fields.


The program fosters adaptability by encouraging interdisciplinary thinking. Graduates are equipped with a versatile skill set valued in today’s dynamic workplace, making them well-prepared for the evolving professional landscape.


The program includes critical thinking seminars and courses in English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy/Religion, and Social Sciences. Students can also choose a minor or concentration to further specialize their studies.

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