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IDS News & Notes

Employers Realize Benefits of Hiring IDS Majors

The Job market can be extremely competitive. That's why it's extremely important to put yourself above the competition by preparing yourelf with an interdisciplinary background.

Welcome to the IDS Majors Course!

The new IDS Majors Course is a canvas course available to all IDS Majors. This course provides information about the IDS Degree, required courses, newsroom articles, frequently asked questions, and much more. If you are an IDS Major, check your list of classes on Canvas today!

IDS Core Skills: Facilitate Productive Collaboration

Interdisciplinary Studies students begin their degree by learning about the Four Core IDS Skills that they will be developing. With the help of BYU-Idaho’s Interdisciplinary Studies council, we will be taking an in-depth look at each of the four skills finishing off the series with the skill, ‘Facilitating Productive Collaboration”.

Being a Lifelong Learner - Nicole Thurgood: Student Spotlight

Despite already having plenty of business experience and a family to take up most of her time, Nicole Thurgood decides to go back to school at BYU-I to continue her education. Why? Because she believes strongly in the value of life-long learning and wants to continue enriching her life with education.

Finding Your Calling in Life - Abram Rice: Student Spotlight

“The moment it changed was when I stopped thinking ‘What do I want to do,’ and I started to think ‘What do I do well that can be a service or a gift to others.’” Abram Rice tells the story of how he found his calling in life and how Interdisciplinary Studies helped him.

IDS Core Skills: Solving Complex Problems

“Interdisciplinarians develop a functional awareness of the many parts involved in complex problems,” said Kevin Brower, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies. “They seek to gain a more complete understanding of the issues and facilitate the integration of ideas from a broad spectrum of experience and expertise.”