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Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

Program Overview

In the absence of restrictive course requirements, but in close concert with a faculty advisor, our Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities program allows you to explore a multidisciplinary connection that draws from a thoughtful combination of courses in history, philosophy, literature, political science, art history, religion, and the modern languages. The program culminates with a capstone project. Past projects have examined the history of women and blacksmithing in New England, the history and significance of tattoos, the music of social change, and representations of culture and identity in Argentine films. But there are a limitless number of connections you might make between disciplines.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements. 

Pre-Law Emphasis

If you are considering law school after you graduate, you should consult with faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy to design an appropriate course of study. The Pre-Law Emphasis ensures that you develop a foundation in the humanities that will prepare you for law school and success in the legal profession.


Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities provides practical preparation for a rapidly changing world by developing your independence of mind, self-direction, critical thinking and desire to learn.

A degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities prepares you for a broad spectrum of career possibilities in communications, publishing, government, sales, advertising, public affairs, research and information management. It is also excellent training for law school or graduate work in the humanities.     


Cathrine Frank

Cathrine Frank, Ph.D.
(207) 602-2709
Marcil Hall 105

Because Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities is a multidisciplinary major, faculty from the departments of Creative and Fine Arts, English, History and Philosophy, and Political Science serve as its instructors. For questions about the program, contact Cathrine Frank.