2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

TCU’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies tackles the world’s most pressing problems through multiple perspectives and methods. The school builds bridges that connect experts, ideas, and communities and it fosters lateral collaboration to draw upon the expertise and innovations of multiple disciplines. Students engaged in interdisciplinary studies learn best practices for collaboration and develop creativity, flexibility, and empathy, as they refine their ability and desire to see things from another’s point of view. Studies show that interdisciplinary studies, as a model of the liberal arts in action, is highly effective academic preparation for the 21st century workplace.

Students may seek Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies with undergraduate majors in Women & Gender Studies (WGST), Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), and Interdisciplinary Inquiry (IINQ). Minors and emphases are offered in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS), Latina/o Studies (LTNO), CRES, and WGST. An undergraduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) is also an option. As for graduate studies, students can seek certificates in WGST and CRES. Alongside academic programming in the school are academic-enhancing initiatives including elective undergraduate courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the Intensive English Program, IdeaFactory, and Integrative Learning Initiatives.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is committed to establishing and evolving institutional frameworks that equitably incorporate the values, judgment, methods, and needs of people from historically disenfranchised communities.


INDS 30970 

Directed Study in Interdisciplinary Studies 


INDS 10110

Special Problems in Interdisciplinary Studies 


INDS 40003

Interdisciplinary Inquiry Senior Seminar