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

Educator   Social Worker
Policy Analyst   Community Organizer
Evaluator   Market Researcher
Planner   Outreach Worker
Curator   Graphics Artist
Critic   Set Designer
Reporter   Campaign Manager
Publicist   Probation Officer
Interpreter   Counselor
Placement Evaluator   Statistical Analyst
Urban Planner   Political Campaign Consultant
Market Researcher   Demographer
Mental Health Worker   Set Designer
Producer   Spokesperson
Researcher   Event Coordinator
Intercultural Communicator   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

Correctional Facilities
Rehabilitation Centers
Recreational Centers
Military Bases
Daycare Centers
Nonprofit Associations
Consulting Firms
Government Agencies
Non-profit Associations
Consulting Firms
Writing Firms
Labor Unions
Public Relations Firms
Utility Companies
Small Business
New Sations
Production Studios



Beginning Salary Ranges

No specific salary information could be obtained for this major due to the wide range of careers within this field.
Salary Resources 


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. 


Graduate Schools

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