School of Interdisciplinary Studies

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Welcome to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, part of the College of Sciences and Humanities at Marymount University. Our school is the center of teaching and research in Composition, Literature, Languages, History, Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies, and the Performing Arts. We are home to major programs in Digital Writing & Narrative Design and Liberal Studies, along with a host of compact and practical minors. Our faculty are internationally recognized, innovative scholars as well as creative teachers who chose Marymount out of a love for teaching and a strong commitment to student success. All of our programs support students who want to leverage their intellectual curiosity in today’s fast-evolving marketplace.

As Director of the School, I believe in the value of the humanities as a focused field of study. We live in a rapidly changing world. By pursuing one of our degrees or adding one of our minors to your graduation plan, you will become a critical thinker, a curious investigator who is a healthy skeptic, and be able to communicate clearly with both words and images to various audiences. You will also become an independent and creative problem solver who cares passionately about what you do. In short, pursuing a degree in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies will transform you into the sort of candidate that employers truly want to hire — to say nothing of the joy that comes from studying something you love!

Our programs are designed to connect not only with other programs on campus, but also with the unique opportunities in the Washington, D.C., region. With our campus located just six miles from D.C., many of our classes engage students with the capital’s strong culture of performing arts, museums, and libraries, as well as this region’s special connection to the history and politics of our nation. Our classes focus on ethical problems in contemporary society, and many courses have been tailored to discuss ethical decision-making relevant to Marymount’s outstanding professional programs.

I believe that the School of Interdisciplinary Studies offers some of the most valuable majors on campus, and if you enroll in one of our programs, it may be one of the smartest choices of your career. Explore our website to meet our faculty, learn more about our majors and minors, and find out the sort of academic and workforce opportunities a degree in one of our majors might offer you.

Eric Norton, Ph.D.
Director, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate Professor of English