Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Radford University!

The Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts (IDSL) major at Radford University offers students the unique opportunity to build an individualized multi-disciplinary course of study, enabling students to integrate two academic disciplinary concentrations and realize their educational vision. Students are active and central designers of their customized major that transcends traditional academic programs. Through the application process, academic and career advising, and faculty mentoring, IDSL students bring together two areas of study. The IDSL program is unique in the equal importance assigned to academic advising and focused career path development.

Our program offers a flexible curriculum to diverse populations of students located across geographic areas, traditional-aged students looking ahead, and non-traditional students who bring a diverse set of experiences and knowledge to the program.

To gain entry into the program, applicants must demonstrate why their educational plan is best achieved via the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts major and articulate how their two selected areas of concentration can be combined to meet their educational and career path goals. In collaboration with the IDSL program advisor, prospective students will create individualized plan of study and identify courses to meet their desired goals.  The program is suited to students pursuing either the B.A. or B.S. degree.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you realize your educational and career path vision!