Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Alliance University

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

Why Pursue Interdisciplinary Studies at Nyack?

If you are an independent, inquisitive, and open-minded critical thinker who is interested in exploring questions that cannot be answered within a single discipline, then you should consider the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

What Will I Study?

Nyack’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies integrates two disciplines from the arts and sciences. Students may choose a liberal arts discipline in the left column to combine with one of the respective partner concentrations in the right column. Combinations not laid out below are permitted with the approval of the appropriate dean(s) and/or department head(s).

Interdisciplinary Studies Offerings


Partner Concentrations

Art History

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


Art History, Intercultural Studies, Philosophy*




Art History, History


English, Philosophy*, Religion*

Intercultural Studies

Art History, Bible, Religion*, Sociology*


Art History


Art History, Bible*, History*, Religion*




Art History, Intercultural Studies*, History*, Philosophy*, Psychology*


Art History, Intercultural Studies*

*Only Available at the Rockland Campus

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities available to our Interdisciplinary Studies graduates are as varied as the combinations of disciplines and concentrations our students are able to choose from. However, whatever your academic focus, a degree from Nyack College will open doors for you professionally.

Our Graduates

Having acquired a range of skills in the areas of learning, research, critical thinking, and writing, graduates of our program are highly qualified to respond to the demands of an increasingly competitive job market.

Key Faculty

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Alliance University

Denise Hirschlein

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies