This major gives students the opportunity to design an individualized, interdisciplinary major centered around a focus, theme, or issue area of the student’s choosing. It is ideal for students planning to pursue graduate studies or work in fields that require a broad-based bachelor’s degree.

Information on this page is subject to change. Official program and course information is available in the University of La Verne Catalog.

Program Requirements

Degree Requirements

Total program: 47-49 semester hours

Core Requirements

7-9 semester hours

LA 200Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies4
LA 390Research Methods Across the Disciplines1
LA 499Senior Project/Seminar2-4
Total Semester Hours7-9


A minimum of 20 semester hours selected from a list of approved upper division courses available from the program chairperson. At least one course in each of the following four areas, and no more than two courses in any one area:

  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences


The concentration consists of a minimum of 20 semester hours, focusing on the student’s theme or issue area, chosen by the student in consultation with an academic advisor. A concentration is defined as a social/political/cultural issue or theme that can be studied from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students must have at least two areas represented in their concentration and must include at least 12 units of upper division course work.