Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies Program Description


A.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Ethnic Studies
A.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, American Studies
A.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities
A.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Women's Studies

Program Description

This CRC major is intended for students who wish a general background across several academic disciplines at the community college level. Several areas of interest are offered, but all are intended to supply the student with an interdisciplinary foundation for further study and an overview of the interest area chosen. Students who also wish to transfer to a four-year college should plan their programs to meet general education and lower division major requirements. All students are encouraged to consult with a counselor.

Career Opportunities

  • Religious Service
  • Human Service Careers
  • Research
  • Teacher
  • Law
  • Administrator
  • Attorney
  • Historian
  • Foreign Service
  • Archivist
  • Social Worker
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Employment Counselor
  • Probation Officer/Counselor
  • Counselor

Some Career Opportunities may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some Career Opportunities or for preparation for transfer to a university program.


  • A valuable foundation for a variety of career or transfer opportunities
  • Diversified faculty
  • Overview of theoretical and cultural principles
  • Interdisciplinary approach to materials that are normally taught in isolation. The student can design a program of study that more closely reflects their interests

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see