Build Your Major

Design a major customized to your goals and career choice. Our academic advisors will help you select courses from all of our departments to build a program that is perfect for you.


Can’t decide on a major? No problem. Create your own major that incorporates your interests and prepares you for the career you’re seeking. With Northwestern’s Christ-centered courses taught by internationally-recognized professors, your degree will be customized to meet your goals.

The interdisciplinary studies major is built from courses across different academic departments and may pull in some coursework from another institution.


  • 48 credits in at least two academic areas
  • 30 upper-level credits in the major
  • Completion of an integrated capstone paper or project
  • At least 50 percent of major completed at Northwestern
  • Meet all core curriculum and graduation requirements of Northwestern

Examples of Interdisciplinary Majors

  • Art & Psychology
  • Aviation Technology & Computer Science
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Biblical Languages & Historical Interpretation
  • Broadcast Computing/New Media
  • Communication, Psychology & Ministry
  • Entrepreneurial BusinessFilm & Theatre Production
  • Intercultural Studies & Criminal Justice
  • Linguistics & Ancient Languages
  • Performing Arts Ministry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Philosophical & Literary Studies
  • Political Science and American History
  • Social Work & Criminal Justice
  • Sports Business Administration
  • Theatre Design
  • Victim Advocacy & Counseling
  • Visual Narrative & Writing