Interdisciplinary Studies

Our Interdisciplinary Studies program is flexible in its design, allowing you to customize your educational experience. You will be encouraged to think beyond the confines of a traditional undergraduate degree and take a range of courses in different disciplines that are oriented to your individual career aspirations.

As an Interdisciplinary Studies major, you can choose any two disciplinary areas from the following:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Criminology
  • English
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology 
  • Sociology 

You will develop advanced critical thinking skills, problem-solving strategies and specialized knowledge pertaining to a variety of topics. We also offer the ability to pursue concentrations in Human Nature, Social Justice, and International Conflict and Human Rights. 

You may also choose to combine your degree with a Concurrent Education degree that allows you to teach Primary-Junior grades. If you are thinking about teaching in the future, our Interdisciplinary Program provides the broad range of knowledge necessary to teach at the Primary-Junior level.

Lakehead Advantage

Our Orillia campus is small and comprehensive. This creates ample opportunity to access professors and teaching assistants and benefit from the intimate and interactive learning environment. We are very invested in your success. We enjoy helping you find your passion as a student and shape your future as a prospective graduate.

As an Honours student you will be required to complete an Honours thesis in your fourth year, focusing on a particular topic of choice. You will have one-on-one access to your supervising faculty member and other resources to complete your research. Completing your Honours thesis provides you with practical experience in the industry, an opportunity to establish yourself in the field and, ultimately, a professional advantage post-graduation.


Lakehead University's Interdisciplinary Studies Major welcomes college General Arts & Sciences, and Liberal Arts graduates to apply for admission consideration.

For more information regarding specific admission requirements as well as transfer credit details, visit here.

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