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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.

 

 

Some Related Career Titles

 (To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).  

 

Entry Level Jobs 

Educator

Social Worker

Policy Analyst

Community Organizer

Evaluator

Market Researcher

Planner

Outreach Worker


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree

Curator

Graphics Artist

Critics

Set Designer

Policy Analyst

Reporter

Campaign Manager

 

General Career Directions

Educator
Curator
Graphic Artist
Social Worker
Community Organizer
Reporter
Publicist
Probation Officer
Interpreter
Counselor
Placement Evaluator
Statistical Analyst
Policy Analyst
Urban Planner
Political Campaign Consultant
Market Researcher
Demographer
Mental Health Worker
Set Designer
Producer
Spokesperson
Researcher
Event Coordinator
Intercultural Communicator
Critic
Case Management Aide
Community Outreach Worker
Psychiatrist
Special Education Teacher
Therapist
 

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings

 
Colleges/Universities
Correctional Facilities
Rehabilitation Centers
Recreational Centers
Military Bases
Daycare Centers
Nonprofit Associations
Self-employed
Consulting Firms
Government Agencies
Non-profit Associations
Self-employed
Consulting Firms
Writing Firms
Labor Unions
Public Relations Firms
Utility Companies
Libraries
Hospitals
Museums
Corporations
Small Business
New Sations
Production Studios
Airlines
 

 

Beginning Salary Range: 

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

National Organizations or Databases 
http://www.hhs.gov/careers/
http://www.idealist.org/
http://www.healthecareers.com/
http://www.newscientistjobs.com/jobs/default.aspx 
http://philanthropy.com/jobs/
http://www.socialservice.com/
http://www.talentzoo.com/
http://www.usajobs.gov/

http://www.careers.state.gov- US Department of State
Local Organizations or Databases 
https://www.employflorida.com/
http://www.myflorida.com/  

 

 

Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Graduate Program Listings
University of North Florida
Barry University
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of West Florida
Other resources for graduate program research 
http://www.gradschools.com/ 
http://www.petersons.com/ 
http://www.princetonreview.com/   

 

 

Link to UNF Program 

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in  Liberal Studies.  

 

 

Holland Codes  

Liberal Studies- General: Investigative; Artistic; Realistic (IAR)

 

 

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