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The College of Arts & Sciences has suspended the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in the current budget cuts. The IDS degree program remains in existence with no department head or admin (unitil further notice). Faculty: contact the Dean for information abt leading IDS Department as a Dean's Fellow.

IDS students, please continue working with IDS advisors. Contact the College of Arts & Sciences with any further questions.

G&SS students: the G&SS degree program also remains in existence. G&SS faculty are being disaggregated and assigned to new departments to work from.The Gender & Sexuality Studies degree is now situtated in the Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts.

Please continue moving forward with us during this next period of transition and change. G&SS has had faculty members since 2007 and has been moved 5 structural times within the College of Arts and Sciences since that date. Check out our new concentration in Film, Media, & Cultural Studies. Thank you to everyone who supports us.



Interdisciplinary Studies 

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department extends New Mexico State University’s reach beyond traditional academic programs, providing educational opportunities for students to meet their academic, professional, and personal learning goals. The Interdisciplinary Studies Department offers flexible degree programs in the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) and the Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS), giving students opportunities to develop their own degree programs appropriate to their unique education and career goals. The Interdisciplinary Studies Department also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Sexuality Studies, an Undergraduate Minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies, and a Graduate Minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Gender & Sexuality Studies

The Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at NMSU is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the study of gender, gender identity, and sexuality in national and global contexts. Classes in Gender & Sexuality Studies focus on women, gender and other categorical differences, inclusive and active learning, critical thinking, and the integration of theory and practice. Visit the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program home page to learn more about the many opportunities available.

College Assistance Migrant Program

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department is home to New Mexico State University’s College Assistance Migrant Program (NMSU CAMP). CAMP is a federally funded program assisting migrant or seasonal farm work students to attend college. Its mission is to ensure each CAMP student succeeds during his or her first year at NMSU, and continuing a strong level of support with the goal of each CAMP student graduating from NMSU with a Bachelor Degree. Visit the  CAMP home page to meet the Staff and learn more about this successful program.

International Studies Minor

The International Studies Minor provides globally focused academic programs, curriculum, and learning opportunities to enhance student preparedness in a global society. As international interaction and diversity grows, institutions of higher education must adapt in order to prepare graduates to work and live in the modern world. Check out the International Studies Minor page to learn more.


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