Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


What is Interdisciplinary Studies?

This major includes two concentrations: Jewish Studies and Medieval Studies. Jewish Studies will provide you with knowledge of the Hebrew language. You will have the opportunity to study Yiddish. This concentration will also expose you to an appreciation of Jewish religion, culture, and history. Medieval Studies will introduce you to medieval cultures across the world. You will learn about the history, ideas, beliefs, and values of the diverse cultures that comprised the medieval globe. If the topic you’re interested in isn’t part of this major, consider developing your own major through our Individual Plans of Study program.

Career Options

  • Academia
  • Anthropology
  • Foreign service
  • History
  • Law
  • Museum curation

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

29% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$51,527 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Hauswirth/CO, DLA Piper View All

Sample grad school destinations: The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Yale University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

92% first-year retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,712
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $35,862


  • Tuition: $31,832
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $55,322


  • Tuition: $34,280
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $57,770