About the Department
Interdisciplinary Studies supports a diverse set of programs, courses, services, and events at SSC. We are responsible for the two-semester First Year Seminar course (required of all incoming, full-time students who are first-time college students) and advising these students.
We offer a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS), which features four concentrations. We also offer eleven interdisciplinary minors. In addition, we are home to the Language Intensive Interdisciplinary Program (LIIP), Honors Program courses, a number of stand-alone interdisciplinary courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department is to effect significant learning and student success both in college and beyond through:
- Developing, coordinating, and implementing interdisciplinary curricula and programs
- Researching and employing the best pedagogical methods to meet the needs of unique student populations both inside and outside the classroom
- Doing scholarly, cross-disciplinary research.
- As the center of collaborative, cross-disciplinary efforts for all students, faculty, administration, and staff, the department serves the entire Salem State College community.