Interdisciplinary Studies Self-Design Minor

Office:  4th Floor Reed Library

Academic Advising / Liberal Arts
(716) 673-3188

Amy Marshall, Director of Academic Advising


Students who are currently in a departmental major may self-design an Interdisciplinary Studies minor combining courses from a minimum of two disciplines. Students will need to declare the minor with the Registrar’s Office (visit for process). Students who are enrolled in any of the Interdisciplinary Studies majors may not declare a self-design minor.

Minor Requirements

Some courses require prerequisites.  Click on any hyperlinked course for additional information. 

  • A group of six to nine courses focused on a particular topic or problem studied from many different points of view.
  • Courses must be from a minimum of two different departments (disciplines), with no more than 9 credits from any one discipline, as indicated by the course prefix (POLI, SOC, etc.).
  • Courses must be beyond the introductory level (200 level and above) for the disciplines, with a minimum of 50% of the courses at the 300-400 level.
  • Maximum of 6 credits can overlap with required courses for the major (3 preferred).

Total Credit Hours: 18-21