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Interdepartmental Studies


J. Christopher Gaiser, Ph.D.

Students at Linfield may pursue degrees in subject areas that span two or more academic disciplines, such as General Science or International Business. For descriptions of these programs, please see their pages in the McMinnville section of the catalog.

Linfield also provides students the opportunity to design their own interdisciplinary majors within carefully prescribed guidelines. For further information on Individual Majors, see the Degrees and Requirements section of the catalog.

In its attempt to serve students’ educational needs, Linfield offers some courses that do not fit readily into the established academic disciplines. These are taught as Interdepartmental Studies (IDST) courses, described below.

Any Questions? If you are interested in learning more about the curriculum at Linfield, please contact the Office of Admission at (800) 640-2287 or email An admissions counselor will be happy to answer your questions or put you in touch with a faculty member.

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