The increasing complexity of global issues often requires that problems be approached from multiple perspectives. Emerging career paths may require greater flexibility in course selection than is available within a single discipline. The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program is an exciting and dynamic degree program that allows students to combine coursework from various disciplines while designing a curriculum that meets their academic and career goals.
IDS offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students also may choose to participate in the Three-Plus-One Program, which allows them to earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree by completing 90 hours at USC Upstate and 30 semester hours (one year) of coursework at an approved, accredited professional school like Sherman College of Chiropractic. The IDS major is available to students at all levels of their academic careers including freshman and transfer students. Currently, more than 250 students are choosing to major in IDS.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies also offers the Nonprofit Administration Minor.