Interdisciplinary Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary studies minor provides you with the opportunity to pursue a course of study unavailable through any single discipline or existing minor at Towson University. You'll work with your faculty adviser and the director of interdisciplinary studies to create a plan of study around a chosen theme.  Examples include disability studies, security studies, and sport psychology.


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Requirements for the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • A plan of study consisting of a minimum of 21 units approved by the director of interdisciplinary studies.
  • At least 12 of these units must be taken after formal approval of the plan of study.
  • The required 21 units must incorporate courses from at least three departments or programs.
  • At least 12 units of coursework must be upper-level (300-400).  A maximum of 9 units at the 100-200 level are allowed in the minor.
  • Courses must be completed with a grade of 2.00 or higher.
  • Students must complete the Interdisciplinary Studies portfolio. 

View the requirements for the minor in interdisciplinary studies in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Why choose a minor?

Broaden Your Educational Experience

A minor course of study allows you to complement your major with a broader body of knowledge.  You can purse your personal passion and academic interests while still fulfilling the requirements of your major discipline.  Enhance your resume and transcript and make yourself a more marketable job candidate by building your knowledge base and broadening your educational experience.

Contact Information


Interdisciplinary Studies
Carol Caronna, Ph.D.
Liberal Arts Building
Room 2213
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.