Entrance into the IDSL major follows a careful series of steps to ensure that this program best meets student needs.  Please do the following in order if you are considering a degree in Intedisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts:


1.      Schedule a pre-application meeting with the IDSL Director, Dr. Paul Thomas by emailing him at to set up an appointment.

2.      An IDSL application will be provided by the director following the pre-application appointment. Please note it may take up to two weeks to receive notification of a decision on your application.

3.      After you have been accepted into the program, make an appointment at the CHBS Advising Center to discuss class registrations.

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