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Create Your Own Major

Own Your Education

Your Education

Photo of director of IDS, Matt Cheney, with two IDS students. Text to the right says: Are you struggling to find success if your major? Are you considering dropping our of Plymouth State or transferring to a different institution?

A customized major through the Interdisciplinary Studies program could help you achieve greater success and fulfillment!

IDS IS FLEXIBLE AND SUPPORTIVE

There are two required IDS courses, and then you can choose the rest of your 45 credits from anywhere across the university. IDS is open all day, every weekday for drop-in advising and academic support. Our staff has significant experience with students at all levels of their college career, and many students who have experienced academic difficulty have seen greater engagement in classes and greater academic success when they were able to design their own path.

IDS CAN BE A GOOD MATCH FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE

Over half of our majors enter IDS as upperclass students, and almost a third enter as seniors. Two-thirds of our graduating students report that they considered leaving PSU before they found IDS. Developing a major that fits their goals and aspirations can be the key to success for many students. The majority of IDS majors finish with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and the program has a significantly higher than average rate of persistence.

If you feel that you are out of options to find academic success and fulfillment at PSU, consider coming by our office for a consultation. Together, we can offer options and give you a chance to thrive academically and complete college with enthusiasm and pride.

Find out More About IDS

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