Integrated studies major

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The integrated studies major is intended for students whose academic interests and goals can be best met outside the structure of any single disciplinary/departmental major or combination of majors and minor(s). It is by nature interdisciplinary, while also being integrated around a basic theme or interest. An integrated studies major can serve as an excellent preparation for a variety of graduate school programs and professional careers.



Each student will have an advising team consisting of two faculty advisors from two different departments that are part of their integrated studies major, the student’s class dean and the registrar. Collectively, this team will approve the major and any subsequent changes. Students are responsible for choosing their academic advisors and regularly collaborating with each of them throughout the proposal and approval processes.

Successful Careers

Integrated studies is a very versatile major providing students with unlimited career and graduate study opportunities after graduation from Central. Careers include:


Looking for experience? An internship might be the answer. When it comes to future employment or entrance into graduate school, students with internship experience have a proven track record in a professional environment. In today’s competitive job market, proven experience is a priceless commodity. Past internships include:

Learn more about internships at Central.



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Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad with Central College to enhance their development as global citizens. Academic opportunities and internship programs also are available in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Learn more about Central’s study abroad programs.