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Mission Statement

Within the INDS program, we perceive our mission is to:

  • Offer a self-designed degree program for undergraduate students who can demonstrate a clear purpose for integrating disciplinary perspectives and applied fields.
  • Provide a writing intensive curriculum and regular student presentations that develop skills in critical thinking, analytical writing, research methods, and communication
  • Present a showcase of interdisciplinary and integrative student research exemplified by each student’s Capstone Project.
  • Contribute research and workshops to the UMBC community and beyond – including the international Association for Integrative Studies.
  • Create a forum for faculty collaboration across disciplines in campus-wide panel discussions, joint mentoring of student researchers and other events..