Modern careers require students to be both flexible and creative—today, it is not uncommon for a person to change careers several times over a lifetime. The integrative studies program at Paul Smith’s College helps students develop all the skills necessary to be successful in the ever-changing workforce.
In this interdisciplinary track, you will work closely with your faculty advisor to create a customized associate or bachelor’s degree program based on your individualized career goals. By combining courses in any two or three of our twenty-two majors, you can experience a one-of-a kind education while preparing for the career of your dreams.
How do you know if this program is right for you? Maybe you know the future career you would like to pursue, but can’t find the exact major here to suit your goals. Perhaps your interests surpass that of a single major. It could even be that you are an incoming freshman and have no idea what you want to study, but know that Paul Smith’s is the perfect choice for you. By pursuing a degree in Integrative Studies, you will open up a world of job opportunities. No matter what you study, the fundamentals of a Paul Smith’s education—experiential learning and close attention to every student—will support you throughout your experience here. Integrative Studies allows you to explore multiple interests with no separate proposal and no extra time spent in school.
Some sample degree combinations and career outcomes include:
- Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences combined with Biology combined with Natural Resources Management & Policy = Biological Science Technician
- Natural Resources Management and Policy combined with a business management focus = Owner, Environmental Remediation Business
- Culinary Arts & Service Management combined with Hotel, Resort & Tourism Management combined with a business management focus =Banquet Manager
- Natural Resources Sustainability Studies combined with a business management focus = Sustainability Advisor