Apr 21, 2024  

Rockhurst Interdisciplinary Studies

Rockhurst offers numerous programs for Interdisciplinary Studies which provide 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.

Interdisciplinary programs are offered through each of the three Rockhurst colleges, including:


College of Arts and Sciences


               Biochemistry   Dr. Ryan Elsenpeter and Dr. Michael Marvin
Catholic Studies Minor   Dr. Brendan Sweetman
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. Michael Marvin
Medical Humanities Minor   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   Liz Zayat                                                        


College of Business, Influence and Information Analysis

       Public Policy   Dr. Tom Ringenberg                                                                                                                    
Business Administration and Pre-MBA/General Business Minors     Dr. Jeremy O’Connor