Interdisciplinary Studies Programs
At Butler University, interdisciplinary programs offer students
the opportunity to bring together their
intellectual interests in a variety of academic disciplines.
Students are able to investigate a topic or
issue in the world today from multiple perspectives, study ideas
in several academic departments, and draw
on existing disciplinary knowledge and then integrate these
Degree (EDDP) - The EDDP allows students to study at
Butler University which is known for its quality science,
humanities, social science, fine arts, and professional programs
and also have access to ABET accredited engineering programs at the
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis.
& Sexuality Studies - majoring in Gender, Women's and
Sexuality Studies prepares students for professions in public
administration, health and human services, the arts, law, medicine,
social work, journalism and non-governmental social justice
organizations, as well as graduate work in a number of
Individualized Major - If
your interests cut across normal disciplinary boundaries and you
find any one department's major too confining, then this
alternative may be for you.
International Studies -
The International Studies Major cuts across
traditional barriers between intellectual disciplines and draws on
the resources of the Departments of English, History, Geography and
Anthropology, Modern Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religion,
Political Science, and Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and the Department of Economics and International
Management in the College of Business.
Technology and Society - The Science, Technology, and
Society (STS) program offers a broad education in the sciences,
social sciences, and humanities. Students gain multiple
perspectives and methods of research and problem solving that they
can apply in their careers after graduation.
Conflict Studies - The Peace and Conflict Studies Program seeks
to promote a critical understanding of the nature and dynamics of
violent conflict and the conditions and practice of peace. It
provides a structured program of study for students interested in
issues of violence, conflict, social justice, human rights and
peace. Contemporary peace studies is an arena of interdisciplinary
research, study, dialogue, reflection and action which is supported
by a broad disciplinary base drawing on the social sciences and
humanities. Through interdisciplinary study and practice, grounded
in methodological training that is discipline-specific, majors in
Peace and Conflict Studies prepare for graduate study and a variety
of careers in policy analysis, government, non-governmental
organizations, journalism, teaching, law and business.