May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Rockhurst’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies provides a path for students to understand how different skills and careers interact with one another in the real world. Focusing on an interdisciplinary approach allows students to learn a variety of academic topics and approaches with the intent of how they can apply those skills after graduation.

The ability to understand multiple disciplines and mastering the ability to switch disciplinary languages makes students involved in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies better prepared for their chosen career paths.

Rockhurst offers several interdisciplinary programs from each of the three Rockhurst colleges, including:


College of Arts and Sciences


               Biochemistry   Dr. Ryan Elsenpeter and Dr. Michael Marvin
Catholic Studies Minor   Fr. Brian Frain
Environmental Studies Minor   Dr. Chad Scholes
Film Studies Minor   Dr. Jason Arthur
International Journalism   Dr. Leslie Merced (combines major in French or Spanish with minor in Journalism)
Materials Science   Dr. Mark Pecaut
Medical Humanities   Dr. Joanna Carraway Vitiello
Peace & International Studies   Dr. Cecilia Samonte
Philosophy-Bioethics major and minor tracks   Dr. Brendan Sweetman
Philosophy-Social Justice major track   Dr. Brendan Sweetman
Physics of Medicine   Dr. Nancy Donaldson
Women, Gender & Sexuality Minor   Dr. Leslie Merced


Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

                    Health Science   Dr. Liz Zayat                                                        


College of Business, Influence and Information Analysis

      Public Policy   Dr. Tom Ringenberg