Divided Passions? No Problem.

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

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A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.

12+
Electives
Tailor your courses to fit your future. From foreign languages, linguistics, and cross-cultural church planting, to courses that examine the missionary examples of Jesus and Paul. Study what excites you.
95%
Financial Assistance
95% of NGU students receive some form of financial assistance. In fact, our students graduate with less debt than the national average.
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Carve Your Own Path

As an interdisciplinary studies major at North Greenville University, you will spend much of your time growing as a broad-based integrator for Christ; crossing disciplinary borders while thinking per crucem (“through the cross”); building a major responsive to your career calling while coming to a fuller understanding of what your calling is; and, therefore, learning about the world and about yourself.

You will focus on cutting-edge skills and predispositions such as holistic thinking, synthesis, metacognition, active imagination, global awareness, multimodal communication, accountability and leadership, impact-based learning, and career flexibility.

Learning Experience

City of Greenville Partnerships

Our partnerships in Greenville – ranging from The International Center of the Upstate to the alternative high school Next and from M. Judson Bookstore’s storytelling events to Open Works’ collaborative work-space – provide our students with opportunities to network and test out theories in the real world.

Poetry Night

Our longstanding interdisciplinary arts events, held both on and off campus, give our students a “culture lab” for exploring the integration of faith and creative arts. We get plenty of practice in “doing space” – in creating events and engaging culture.

“The Mountain Laurel” Magazine

Interdisciplinary studies students have led the way in sharing their verbal and visual works in this award-winning art and literary publication at NGU.

Interdisciplinary Community at Large

Our program is successful only because students are allowed, right from the get-go, to buy in, to take on leadership roles, and to co-create the program. Our alumni base is strong, so this process continues well after graduation.

Interdisciplinary Beside Experienced & Faithful Faculty

Gregory Bruce, PhD
Distinguished Professor of English | Honors Professor
Patricia Jeannette Mercier, D.Min.
Assistant Professor of General Studies

Curriculum

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  • Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • Composition and Rhetoric
    • Composition and Literature
    • Physical Education
    • First Year Experience
    • Introduction to Information Technology
    • Math course
    • History course
    • Biology course
    • Old Testament Survey
    • New Testament Survey
    • Foreign language course
    • Open elective or prerequisite course
    • Extracurricular – Volunteer for IDS community work on campus or in the city of Greenville
  • Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Open elective, prerequisite, or component course
    • Open elective, prerequisite, or component course
    • Fine arts appreciation course
    • Physical science course
    • Oral Communication
    • History course
    • English literature course
    • Psychology or sociology course
    • Foreign language course
    • Open elective
    • Extracurricular – Volunteer for IDS community work on campus or in the city of Greenville
  • Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Primary concentration courses
    • Secondary concentration courses
    • Advanced Expository Writing
    • Foreign language course
    • Extracurricular – Volunteer for IDS community work on campus or in the city of Greenville
  • Interdisciplinary Studies BA Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Primary concentration courses
    • Secondary concentration courses
    • Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Seminar
    • Open electives
    • Extracurricular – Volunteer for IDS community work on campus or in the city of Greenville

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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