Carol A. Hicks, Ph.D.
Chairperson and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas Tech University
M.A., Educational Administration, Texas Tech University
M.A., Theatre, Texas State University
B.A., History, Theatre, and Speech, Trinity University


Thirkield Room 203-B
MWF 10-11:45am; 3-5pm
TH 3-5pm
Other hours by appointment only

Program Overview

Much like the overarching concept of career readiness, the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program provides opportunities to take courses in education, business, science, humanities, and social sciences (Career Readiness Partner Council, 2012). In the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program, a career-ready student receives the skills needed to become a successful professional.  To be prepared to manage the challenges in an ever-changing and increasingly diverse society and economy, students must be adaptable, flexible and open-minded in the learning process. Through this life-changing cycle of learning, students acquire the knowledge, dispositions, skills, and experiences to meet high-quality standards in the workplace.

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree program provides opportunities for career-minded students to take courses in more than one discipline and to receive work-related experiences necessary for specialized professions. The faculty and staff work closely with each student to design individualized academic pathways that allow them to focus on a General Education Concentration.


Career Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

Graduates are prepared for careers in the military, industry, sales, research, government, and education. Graduates are prepared for entry into graduate programs in the arts and sciences.


Students at Wiley College are encouraged to and given assistance to establish contacts with graduate or professional schools offering the programs of their choice. Thus, specific degree requirements of target schools or programs can be incorporated in the student’s preparatory schedule at Wiley in the most efficient sequence.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Objectives

Objectives for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree area are to assist learners in:

  • Acquiring broad knowledge in a variety of disciplines.
  • Enhancing critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Gaining intellectual knowledge and experiencing personal growth and enrichment through a broad-based curriculum of study.
  • Developing further knowledge across discipline areas.


Fall Teaching Schedule

EDUC 2305 01 Mathematics Methods for Early Childhood Education Majors; MWF 2:00 PM-2:50 PM; Wiley Main Campus, Thirkield Hall, Classroom 121


EDUC 3335 01 Literacy in the Elementary Schools; TH 9:30 AM-10:45 AM; Wiley Main Campus, Thirkield Hall, Classroom 121


EDUC 3338 01 Social Studies Curriculum Instruction; TH 1:30 PM-2:45 PM; Wiley Main Campus, Thirkield Hall, Classroom 121


EDUC 3342 01 Diagnostic & Accelerated Reading/Dyslexia Training; MWF 9:00 AM-9:50 AM; Wiley Main Campus, Thirkield Hall, Classroom 305


EDUC 4359 01 OL Reading in the Content Areas On Line Courses, On Line, On Line Courses