Austin Community College’s Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) department recognizes that culture, history, politics, civil society, and religion, as well as science and technology are interwoven and interconnected. Our degrees help students develop critical and creative thinking skills that will prepare them to succeed in a complex, interconnected world and in a variety of professions.

INDS currently offers five distinct Associate of Arts degree plans. When pursuing an INDS degree students choose one of these areas of specialty:

     African and African Diaspora Studies: Focuses on the intellectual, historical, political, artistic, religious, scientific, economic, and sociocultural experiences of people of African descent.

     American Studies: Examines the historical, political, legal, economic, and cultural life of the United States.

     Global Studies: Explores the diversity, complexity and interdependence of the world community.

     Mexican American Studies: Highlights the history, literature, art, culture, politics, language and human experiences of Mexican-Americans/Chicanos.

     Peace & Conflict Studies: Examines various subjects through the lens of human rights, social justice, conflict studies and peace processes.

Visit our websites below for more information on each program.