Interdisciplinary Major and Minor
The Educational Studies Department recognizes that many students have varying interests in education, child and family issues, but may not want to teach in the public schools. Faculty offer courses relevant to all students interested in studying the processes, problems and prospects of education, and the relationship of educational institutions to other social institutions. Any student who desires to work with developmentally, culturally and economically diverse children, adolescents and their families may pursue an interdisciplinary non-certification major or minor in consultation with Educational Studies faculty and faculty in related departments and schools. Students can apply coursework in Educational Studies to professional work in private industry, adult education, correctional institutions and/or related school services such as recreation, nursing or social services. The Educational Studies curriculum also supports student interest in graduate study in areas such as recreation, nursing, social services, comparative education, law, early childhood education, early intervention, child life, bilingual education, social work, public policy and social policy. Consult with the chair of Educational Studies for more information.
Areas of concentration for the Interdisciplinary Educational Studies major and minor:
Students choose two to four courses from their area of concentration, and also complete the major or minor coursework listed under course requirements.
Major Course requirements (10 Units):
Minor Course requirements (6 Units):