Department of Philosophy

Description of Major

The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies Major provides students with an opportunity to complete a focused, skill-based degree with a primary foundation in practical thinking and ethics.  In addition, the student will develop this foundation through the choice of two concentrations in either the Humanities, the Sciences, or a Professional (business-oriented) practicum.  It will conclude with a capstone thesis, that will require the student to unify the foundation with the concentrations into a cohesive understanding.

This program has two unique advantages: (1) It prepares students for a broad range of careers across fields such as marketing, supply chain management, social work, hospitality services, and finance.  For example, entrepreneurial graduates might start their own business or work for businesses in related areas.  (2) Yet it also empowers our students to become careful, critical thinkers, and to learn how to apply principles of integrity and ethical decision-making to address real-world issues.  Both of these are central to the mission and core values of Ashland University.