The minor in Interdisciplinary Studies allows students, with the help of a faculty advisor, to construct an interdisciplinary program designed to meet specific educational goals that may not be accommodated by existing minors at Illinois State.
Students who complete the Individualized Sequence will have their transcripts noted: "Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized Sequence: ________________" (the theme that is specified on the plan of study).
Highly motivated students are encouraged to pursue the Interdisciplinary Studies minor because they are allowed to craft their own academic minor based on their specific interests.
Only current Illinois State students can apply to the Interdisciplinary Studies - Individualized sequence, after the completion of 15 semester hours of coursework. Start by filling out this inquiry form.
Students should select an appropriate faculty member to assist in developing a Plan of Study, which must contain 18-24 hours from at least two academic departments.
Use Apply to Major/Minor in your my.illinoisstate.edu portal.
At this time, you be will asked to:
If your proposed minor is approved, your Plan of Study is filed with the Office of the University Registrar. At this point, the minor is officially declared.
Changes in an approved Plan of Study must be authorized in advance. A letter outlining the proposed change and signed by the faculty mentor should be submitted to Patrick McNulty in University College.
Applications for the Interdisciplinary Studies minor are always accepted and are reviewed several times a semester.