Interdisciplinary Studies recognizes that academic disciplines do not exist in a vacuum, that to fully understand a subject one must move beyond the silos of the individual disciplines and integrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are to be found in related, complementary academic subjects. Thus the student will study at least two different subjects in the Interdisciplinary program, looking for connections between them.
About the Concentration:
Business Administration & Management and Psychology are the first and second most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., and for good reasons. By studying business, you will gain the administrative and management skills that can be applied in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Studying psychology teaches you the intellectual and personal skills necessary to understand human behavior and the human mind. It also helps you learn how to see the world and people from different perspectives. Business Psychology majors receive the best of both disciplines and learn how to effect change in individuals, groups and organizations-as a result, enhancing human and organizational performance.
The Business Psychology degree will also give you insights into the application of behavioral and motivational models to the workplace. A strong emphasis is placed on effective management competencies in areas like communication, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, decision making, time management, resource management and critical reflection.
The program also prepares students to pursue graduate study in the field of industrial/organizational psychology, a branch of psychology that studies how businesses function and develops methods to create more effective work environments as well as traditional MBA programs. Learning Goals, Assessment, and Requirements