What Can You Do With A Major In Interdisciplinary Studies?
Interdisciplinary Studies allows for a wide range of academic and career opportunities. It is a rich, non-specialized, cross-disciplinary field of study. It gives a broad exposure to history, social systems, art, and culture. It also gives preparation to deal with complexity, ambiguity, and contradiction.
Typical Job Titles
Note: Some of these occupations might require advanced degrees
||Political Campaign Consultant
|Mental Health Worker
||Case Management Aide
|Community Outreach Worker
||Special Education Teacher
This is just a sample of some of the possible career paths. Depending on your focus and your interests, check out the other "What Can You Do With A UNF Major In...." pages to see other possibilities.
Typical Employers/Work Settings
Writing FirmsLabor UnionsPublic Relations FirmsUtility CompaniesLibrariesHospitalsMuseumsCorporationsSmall BusinessNew SationsProduction Studios
Beginning Salary Ranges
No specific salary information could be obtained for this major due to the wide range of careers within this field.
Link To Professional Associations
Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Public Human Services Associate
American Society for Public Administration
National Communication Association
Job Search Information
http://www.careers.state.gov- US Department of State
http://www.publichealthonline.org/ - Free materials and tools span topics such as jobs and careers, educational program options and financial aid, preprofessional experience, and state and local government public health resources.
Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools
Link To UNF Academic Program
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Holland Interest Codes
Liberal Studies- General: Investigative; Artistic; Realistic (IAR)
Career Action Plan
- Conduct an informational interview with or shadow a professional in the field to gain more knowledge about this career
- Do at least one internship related to your career goal/program of study before graduating to gain experience
- Get involved in volunteer work and community service
- Develop leadership skills through on-campus activities such as Presidential Envoys, Residence Assistant, Student Government, Peer Advisor, etc.
- Develop team skills through involvement in student clubs and organizations on campus
- Join a professional association related to your career choice