University Catalog 2023-2024

Interdisciplinary Studies

Home to six major programs, nine minors and three dual degree programs, Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) offers students boundary-crossing curricula of study that provide the skills and tools to think critically about our increasing dynamic society. Drawing on faculty from throughout the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University, these diverse courses of study make our students innovative and uniquely prepared to address the grand challenges our nation and our world face today. Interdisciplinary Studies offers myriad major courses of study, allowing our students to engage with world cultures, garner skills in flexible thinking, and prepare to engage the professional world as informed citizens. Students are exposed to complex and diverse perspectives, building the skills and tools necessary for a successful professional career or graduate study.

Here are some of our department highlights:

  • Over half of our majors graduate with honors from either a scholars program or a dual degree program
  • Our students can choose from over 40 Study Abroad programs offered by the College that allow students to engage across disciplines and global competencies
  • Faculty from all corners of the university are a part of the Interdisciplinary Studies program
  • The Interdisciplinary Studies Council, composed of directors and coordinators within the unit, serves in an advisory role for our IDS major programs and concentrations

For more information about this department, including contact information, please see our website.

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) - Humanities and Social Sciences
1911 Building, Suite 106
10 Current Drive
Campus Box 7107
Raleigh, NC 27695-7107
Phone: 919.515.6864


Dr. Denis Provencher
Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary Affairs & Partnerships

Dr. Seth Murray
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Patsy Sibley
Director of Undergraduate Advising


Associate Dean

  • Denis Provencher, Professor

Director of Undergraduate Programs

  • Seth Murray, Teaching Professor

Director of Undergraduate Advising

  • Patsy Sibley, Teaching Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Programs Specialist

  • W. Bruce Cheek, Student Services Specialist