Interdisciplinary Studies Careers

Career opportunities for Interdisciplinary Studies graduates are as expansive and diverse as the hundreds of degree options available within the major. The knowledge, skills, and practical experiences gained in Interdisciplinary Studies may be applied across industries and businesses in a variety of fields from public service and education, to healthcare and social services, from arts administration to non-profit administration, just to name a few. Program graduates are prepared for careers that require wearing multiple hats, which can be ideal for smaller employers and non-profits. Interdisciplinary Studies graduates can also customize their course of study to bring emerging skills into new and growing industries like cybersecurity, community service management, sustainability and renewable energy, information security, forensic science, health services and more. Additionally, graduates with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree are prepared with a multidisciplinary problem-solving approach that can also enable them to transition through different careers and take advantage of new and evolving employment opportunities. 

Examples of Interdisciplinary Careers


  • Art Director
  • Interior Designer
  • Technical Writers
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Media Programming Directors
  • Special Effects Artists and Animators


  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Service Sales/Agents
  • Actuary
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist


  • Public Health Educator
  • Community Activist/Organizer
  • Government Relations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Political Advocacy/Lobbying
  • Probation/Parole


  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Exercise Physiologist

Social Services

  • Counselor
  • Community Health Worker
  • Public Health Educator
  • Social Services Manager


  • Web Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Editor
  • Sales Engineer
  • Social Media Specialist


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