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Jacksonville, FL, students who are interested in interdisciplinary studies and are willing to travel can find a relevant program a little over 75 miles away in Gainesville. This public university may be a good choice for students based upon the depth and breadth of its program, high rankings and opportunities for practical and professional experiences.
- Winner: The University of Florida in Gainesville is a large university that ranked as one of the top national institutions and public schools in the U.S. for 2015. The bachelor's degree program in interdisciplinary studies is offered through the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and graduate students can add an interdisciplinary concentration to many different programs offered in the graduate school.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Florida|
|Rankings||#14 among Top Public Schools;
#48 among National Universities
#91 among High School Counselor Rankings (2015)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergraduate: $6,263 in-state; $28,541 out-of-state**|
|Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Awards Offered||Bachelor's, master's|
|Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||60**|
|Most Popular Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (50 awarded)|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 entering class||87%**|
|Noteworthy||Interdisciplinary studies students have opportunities for real-world experience or to study abroad|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.
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University of Florida
- Interdisciplinary studies majors design their own programs under advisement
- Undergraduate research requirement
- Community service, internships and practical experiences
- Faculty members at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences include recipients of the Senior Fulbright Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award and UF President's Humanitarian Award
The University of Florida (UF) was founded in 1853 and achieved university status in 1905. It serves nearly 50,000 students each year through 16 colleges and schools, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The college's Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a limited access program in which students and faculty members work together to develop a curriculum that suits students' individual interests and goals. Students complete a general education core and select a course of study from one of ten concentrations, including American Indian and indigenous studies, biochemistry and molecular biology, film and media, international studies and Latin American studies. Graduate students can choose to add one of 12 interdisciplinary concentrations to their degree program. These concentrations are available in fields ranging from quantitative finance and sustainable design to women's studies and agroforestry.