BSS Interdisciplinary Scholars Minor

The Interdisciplinary Scholars Minor is designed to expose students to a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies within the BSS curriculum. Study objectives are predominantly focused on the BSS pillars; Global Understanding and Perspectives, Social Justice and Diversity, and Critical Thinking. This framework offers unique insights into the complex, critical issues commonly addressed by BSS disciplines. 

Accepted students work with a program advisor to develop individualized coursework. 

For more information please contact Dr. Mity Myhr, program advisor, via email. 

Program Requirements:

  • Complete five ISM courses in residence across three distinct disciplines. This includes the BSS Interdisciplinary Research Methods course. 
  • Take at least one course from each of the designated areas of emphasis.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the ISP Minor, with a minimum grade of B in each course.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Complete IBSS 4350 Interdisciplinary Research Methods course.
  • Present a final thesis at the BSS ISP Symposium.


  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student. 
  • You must be a current sophomore.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

You may choose three BSS majors:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Applications are Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their ISM course plans with their academic advisors prior to registration. All application materials should be submitted online through the link: ISP Application.