Welcome To The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies major at Nyack College is a liberal arts oriented, nontraditional program designed for students who wish to integrate two academic disciplines.  The Interdisciplinary Studies major is for students who have clearly articulated personal, graduate school and career goals that cannot be fully met by existing programs.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) integrates two disciplines from the arts and sciences.  The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) integrates one discipline from the arts and sciences with a professionally oriented discipline.  During senior year, Interdisciplinary Studies majors enroll in the Integrative Capstone Seminar.  This seminar will guide students in the process of writing an interdisciplinary research paper, which should articulate an integration of disciplinary thought between the student’s identified two disciplines. Are you an independent, inquisitive and open-minded critical thinker exploring questions that cannot be answered within a single discipline?  Consider the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Interdisciplinary Studies Offerings


Partner Concentrations
(RC) = Rockland Campus only

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Art History

Bible, Intercultural Studies, English, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology


Art History, Intercultural Studies, Philosophy (RC)


Psychology (RC)

Intercultural Studies

Art History, Bible, Religion (RC), Sociology (RC)


Art History, History


English, Philosophy (RC), Religion (RC)


Art History

Philosophy (RC)

Art History, Bible (RC), History (RC), Religion (RC)


Religion (RC)

Religion (RC)

Art History, Intercultural Studies (RC), History (RC), Philosophy (RC), Psychology (RC)

Sociology (RC)

Art History, Intercultural Studies (RC)

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

*Adolescence Education

English, History, Mathematics

Business Administration

Intercultural Studies, Music

*Childhood Education

English, History

Computer Science

Math (RC)

*Early Childhood Education

English (RC), History (RC)

Pastoral Ministry

Art History, Bible, Intercultural Studies, Music, Philosophy (RC), Psychology, Sociology (RC)

Social Work

Psychology, Sociology (RC)


English (RC)

Youth and Family Studies

Art History, Music, Philosophy, Psychology

*Note: Interdisciplinary Education BS degrees do not lead to teacher licensure, however, graduates of the program may pursue alternative certification in teaching. Contact the office of the School of Education for more information.

This major is offered at the Rockland Campus and the Manhattan Campus.