Interdisciplinary Studies offers a diverse set of programs within our major and minor courses of study.
Students interested in applying should do so through the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Chris Hondros (English ’93), an award-winning photojournalist, was killed while on assignment in Libya in 2011. In honor of his legacy, friends of Hondros decided to start the Chris Hondros Scholarship Endowment for students who have aspirations to study abroad.
Rodrick Alston Memorial Scholarship
The Rodrick Alston Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the legacy and contributions of Rodrick Alston, NC State alumnus and faculty member, who was instrumental to the success and growth of the Africana Studies program.
Bob Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellow
Each graduation, one IDS senior is honored as a Bob Patterson Fellow. Fellows are chosen for their generosity, empathy, humility, open-mindedness, creativity, altruism and gratitude, all characteristics of Bob Patterson. Patterson helped found interdisciplinary teaching at NC State in the 1970s.
Bee Downtown Founder Leigh-Kathryn Bonner
Alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner (International Studies, ’15) started her company to help save honey bee populations. She partners with businesses to install and maintain hives and teaches hands-on classes to educate children and adults about sustainable agriculture and the vital bee.