Mar 20, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Sciences Program

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College of the Sciences
Psychology Building, room 269
Mail Stop 7575
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Program Academic Coordinator
Alena Yastchenko

Program Directors
Nicole Dunn, online program
Cynthia Engel, Des Moines/Pierce County
Kevin Feeney, online program
Alena Yastchenko, Ellensburg/Yakima/Wenatchee/Moses Lake

Program Information
Interdisciplinary studies-social sciences major is for students whose primary interest in the social sciences requires interdisciplinary programs and course selections which are not possible within single academic programs or established curricula. Program offers students an opportunity to devise an approved, coherent program of study with an academic advisor fulfilling academic or career goals and includes prerequisites consistent with the 300- 400-level major coursework. Since the program is a student-designed, interdisciplinary major, course selections will vary. Students in the interdisciplinary studies major must take courses in at least three disciplines within the major.

Admission Requirement
Applicants must have completed 60 credit hours of study with a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA and be in academic good standing for admission.

Additional Degree Requirements
Application to the program must be completed at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course in an approved interdisciplinary studies major plan and achieve a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major. Courses in a student’s minor or second major may not be included in the interdisciplinary studies major plan without advisor’s consent. Students will enroll in IDS 489 no earlier than 2 quarters following successful completion of IDS 289.

Program Outcomes
For information on program outcomes, please go to:

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: or by contacting the department directly.


    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


      Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

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