Prospective Students

Would you like to learn how to address the world's challenges from a variety of perspectives? Would you like to explore the arts, learn about diversity and gender issues, create your own plan of study, become conversant in foreign cultures, or understand the complex connections between science, technology and society? Then you've found the right place. The major and minor programs and dual-degree programs we offer in Interdisciplinary Studies let you do all that.

You fit in Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS offers six B.A. and two B.S. degrees, nine minors and three dual degree programs. You can find your perfect fit  here.  

Visit Our Campus


The Belltower, lit red in honor of an ACC basketball win.

Choosing the right university is difficult, which is why we suggest you come and see if NC State is the right fit for you. Luckily, NC State makes it easy. Just come by the Joyce Visiting Center or NC State’s Visit site to learn more about our campus or schedule a tour.

You may also contact Dara Leeder with questions on campus visits and orientation for accepted students.

Also check out: Parking and Directions, Campus Map, and the IDS Office.

Join Us


Whether you’re a prospective freshman, or you’re studying a different subject at NC State and want to change majors or add a second major or a minor, or you’re looking to make the switch from another institution or community college, we have options to suit you. 

Take time to understand yourself ... apply for opportunities even if you think you won’t get them.

- Mehr Sehr (International Studies)

The majority of our majors participate in high-impact activities like study abroad, internships, and alternative spring break opportunities.