In many ways, study at Grinnell College seeks to integrate different forms of knowledge, approaches, and ways of thinking. Interdisciplinary (and otherwise integrative) study begins with the first year Tutorial and can culminate with a Mentored Advanced Project, many of which cross disciplines.
Interdisciplinary majors, concentrations, interdisciplinary study themes, collaboratively-taught and otherwise interdisciplinary courses, and interdisciplinary centers and programs provide students with a rich and coordinated opportunity to explore a significant issue from a range of disciplinary perspectives and experiences. Students interested in an interdisciplinary major can apply for an independent major or pursue the Biological Chemistry; Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies; and General Science majors.
The College offers 11 interdisciplinary concentrations.
- American Studies (AMS)
- East Asian Studies (EAS)
- Environmental Studies (ENV)
- European Studies Concentration (ESC)
- Global Development Studies (GDS)
- Latin American Studies (LAS)
- Linguistics (LIN)
- Neuroscience (NRS)
- Policy Studies (PST)
- Russian, Central, and Eastern European Studies (RCEES)
- Technology Studies (TEC)
See the Student Information and Forms page for instructions to declare a concentration.