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Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Information

The Bachelor of General Studies degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies provides opportunities for  non-traditional college students who are interested in combining a liberal arts background with some degree  of specialization. It offers a solid core curriculum program along with the freedom to choose from a wide  range of concentrations. While the Interdisciplinary Studies degree allows for study in several areas, it is  organized to provide an academically sound program with carefully planned concentrations. The student  who earns this degree will have achieved a broad-based education that meets high standards of learning. 

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum 
  • Associate of Science, Core Curriculum 
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Sample Occupations

  • Political Staff Member 
  • Administrative Aide 
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Credit and Collections Personnel 
  • Paralegal (with additional  training) 
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • College Administrator 
  • Urban and Regional Planners Management
  • Social Service Administrator
  • Buyer Population and Demographic  Analyst 
  • Insurance Agent 
  • Parole Agent  
  • Realtor 
  • Public Administrator 
  • Salesperson 
  • Account Representative News Reporter
  • Bank Administration Officer
  • Magazine Editor 
  • Customer Relations 
  • Television Producer 
  • Government Administrator Consultant 
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Public Relations Specialist Law Clerk 
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Hotel Manager 

Sample Work Settings

  • The Smithsonian
  • National Archives and records
  • Library of Congress
  • Federal Intelligence Services
  • Federal Forest Services
  • National Political Party Headquarters
  • Public Interest Advocacy Groups
  • Political Campaigns
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Retailers / Wholesalers / Manufacturers
  • Politics
  • Government Agencies
  • Journalism (Print and  
  • Broadcast) 
  • Health and Social Service  Organizations 
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Marketing Research and  Consulting Firms 
  • Major retail firms including: Drug Stores, Department Stores, and Specialty Stores
  • Telecommunication 
  • Public Utilities 
  • Departments of Health 
  • Research Institutes  
  • Health Services Organizations Community Welfare  
  • Organizations  
  • Insurance 
  • Banks/Financial Institutions

Sample Employers

  • Chick-Fila Corporate
  • Geico
  • Apex Broadcasting
  • ADP
  • Convergent
  • University of Georgia
  • Wells-Fargo
  • Apple
  • iHeart Media
  • Lululemon Athletica
  • Georgia Southern University

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Calendar

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2 bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self Directed Search – $15

https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/s tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://www.naceweb.org/salary resources/index.aspx 

Last updated: 7/26/2022