Interdisciplinary Studies

Students have the opportunity to expand their studies beyond one or two academic disciplines and by designing a cross-disciplinary course of study that focuses on two of four broad categories: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and creative and performing arts.

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Admission to the program requires an application. If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the chair, Dr. Clayton Ashton.


Interdisciplinary Studies
Program Chair: Dr. Clayton Ashton
Office Hours: By appointment over the summer
Office Location: 137, Jack Bell Building (2080 West Mall)


Podcasts, policy, and the president: interdisciplinary course returns to teach the power of language

An interdisciplinary course looking at the power of language is on offer again this year.

Maryam Dada: Outstanding Leader in the UBC Community and Beyond

"I knew that if there was a way to help people, simply by listening to them, then I wanted to learn how to do it."

Adi Burton: Learning is Interdisciplinary

As a recent graduate from the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDST), Adi Burton strongly believes that learning spans across multiple disciplines.