Students whose intellectual passions fall outside a standard academic department have many options. Listed below are the formally established interdisciplinary programs that Union offers. Some are available as major fields of study; others are available as minors.
In addition to the formal interdisciplinary programs listed, students can also choose an interdepartmental (ID) major, which consists of combining courses from two academic departments into a single major. Most departments can be part of an interdepartmental major; consult the departmental listings for specific details on creating an ID major.
If you have a specific interdisciplinary interest that is not covered by any of these options, you can design your own major, called an Organizing Theme major. Finally, note that Union College partners with several other institutions to offer accelerated dual-degree programs in engineering, business, law, education, Latin American Studies, and medicine.
- Africana Studies
- American Studies
- Asian Studies
- Computational Methods (minor)
- Computer Engineering
- Digital Media (minor)
- Energy Studies (minor)
- Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering
- Film Studies (minor)
- Jewish Studies (minor)
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Law and Humanities (minor)
- Law and Public Policy
- Nanotechnology (minor)
- Religious Studies
- Russian and East European Studies
- Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture
- Women's and Gender Studies
- World Musics and Cultures (minor)