These B.A. and B.S. degrees are the only majors that allow students to structure their own program of study by selecting thematically related courses from departments across the curriculum.
These degrees provide training in critical thought and writing. Because they demand independence and creativity, students in these majors are attractive to employers in business, non-profit organizations, and many other careers where flexibility and problem-solving are required. Students preparing for professional or graduate school should work carefully with their academic advisor to ensure that all admissions requirements are met. IDS majors often stand out in admissions competitions as individuals with unusual and interesting backgrounds.