Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes that undergraduate students' academic and professional interests may lie within more than one discipline. As interdisciplinary approaches, research, and curricular activities become increasingly more popular, the college is pleased to offer the opportunity for students to develop and pursue interdisciplinary majors that cross the boundaries of various disciplines.

Students whose academic and/or professional interests are not met by a traditional academic department may apply to the IDS Program through the CLAS Dean's Office. IDS applicants can initiate and design an individualized interdisciplinary program of study with the help of at least (2) faculty sponsors. For more information on faculty sponsors, please click here.

Many IDS students opt to apply for one of our pre-established concentrations, each of which allows latitude for them to develop course work and research programs that suit their individual interests. Please click on the concentrations below for more information:

Before applying, please review all requirements and information for students.

* Note that this major CANNOT be transferred into from another institution. You must be a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences student and have completed at least ONE semester at UF prior to applying. Interested transfer students are encouraged to call (352)-392-2264 and set up an appointment with Jorge Quintana during their first semester to discuss the program and potential areas of study.

FALL 2015 Application Deadlines:

First Submission: SEPTEMBER 30th
Second Submission: NOVEMBER 20th

Attend one of our IDS Info Sessions!
Spring dates/times TBA

Ready to apply? Click here.

For further information or materials, please contact:
Jorge Quintana
Program Assistant, IDS
2014 Turlington Hall

Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers an IDS minor in Sustainability Studies. You do not need to be an IDS student in order to apply. For more information, please click here.

You may apply to pursue a minor in CLAS via the Academic Advising Center in Farrior Hall. Minor application forms can be found here:

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2014 Turlington Hall
P.O Box 117300
Gainesville FL 32611
P: 352.392.0780
F: 352.392.3584