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The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies challenges students to define themselves, develop their potential and make important contributions to the world beyond academia. The degree offers the maximum flexibility, encompassing courses in our college as well as other FIU schools or colleges, with a mix of traditional and online classes. 

Overview

  • Admissions
  • Change Your Major
    1. Make an appointment - In order to change majors to liberal studies or interdisciplinary studies, you must meet with an academic advisor. 
      • If you are currently a CASE student, your assigned academic advisor can help you change your major. 
      • If you are not a CASE student, you need to meet with a member of the department's advising team. 
        • To make an appointment at MMC, please call 305-348-2865. We are at ZEB 210. 
        • To make an appointment at BBC, please call 305-919-5859. We are at AC1 300. 
        • To make an appointment for the fully online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, please call 305-919-5859. 
    2. Familiarize yourself with graduation requirements.
      • Prior to your advising session, review the requirements for the liberal studies and interdisciplinary studies majors to help identify which would better suit your interests and personal goals. 
      • In addition to the requirements for your selected major, to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Department of Liberal Studies you need to satisfy the following universitywide and college requirements: 
        • University Core Curriculum 
        • Global Learning requirement 
        • FLENT/FLEX requirement 
        • Summer Learning requirement 
        • 120 credits
        • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA 
        • 45 credits of CASE upper division courses
    3. Prepare paperwork for your advising team. 
      • To optimize your academic advising session, please bring copies of the following documents: 
        • Change of major form: Fill in your name and Panther ID. The advisor will fill in the rest. 
        • Grade forgiveness: If you have retaken courses that you previously failed, make note of this and bring it to your advising session. If you aren't sure if you qualify for grade forgiveness, review your transcript prior to your meeting. 
        • Dismissal appeal: If you have been dismissed, download and complete the dismissal appeal paperwork posted in your MyFIU portal. This includes preparing a typed personal statement explaining the circumstances leading to your dismissal and your plan to improve your grades going forward.
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Need an Advisor?

Advisors will support you on your academic journey, helping you enroll in courses, meet your graduation requirements and prepare for your career.

Liberal Studies Advising 

College to Career

We offer students a capstone course that allows them to reflect on their interests, experiences, skills and strengths. They then connect this knowledge with available career opportunities. 

Students also have the option of exploring their career interests by pursuing internships. Liberal studies and interdisciplinary studies students can earn course credit for pursuing an internship by signing up for IDS 3949 and IDS 4949. Enrollment requires approval by associate director Dr. Grenville Draper.

Contact Us

Liberal Studies Program

Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) 
11200 SW 8th Street, ZEB 210
Miami, Florida 33199
305-348-2865
Fax: 305-348-7201

Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) 
3000 NE 151st Street, AC1 381A
North Miami, Florida 33181
305-919-5859
Fax: 305-919-5964