The Interdisciplinary Sciences degree offers a solid preparation for professional graduate schools associated with medicine, law and many allied health fields. Because of the flexibility of its curriculum, the IS degree prepares students for career opportunities in many varied and diverse fields.
- The specialization in Atmospheric Sciences offers excellent preparation for a career in meteorology or atmospheric research. This specialization also serves as excellent preparation for graduate study in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, and related fields. (See Atmospheric Sciences Department or Download Catalog Page for Minor in Atmospheric Science (PDF)) Additional information at Discovering the Atmospheric Sciences: A Guide for Prospective Students.
- The specialization in Pre-Professional Health Sciences provides students with a strong background in science that prepares them for entry into a variety of graduate and professional programs, including Chiropractic, Optometry, Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, and Medical Radiography.
- The specialization in Science, Technology, and Society combines a strong science background with a firm grounding in environmental, social, and science policy issues. Students pursue a science concentration, such as environmental science, or a minor in a science field, which is complemented by studies in areas such as political science, history, humanities, English, and philosophy. The coursework prepares students for additional study in law school or in public policy programs.
Companies hiring recent graduates: Indian Health Service, National Weather Service, Rio Tinto Energy, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Waddell & Reed.
Average starting salary: $37,167
Program Information: Interdisciplinary Sciences Program