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Interdisciplinary Programs

Bridgewater’s wide-ranging academic courses include a number of degree, minor and certificate programs that are interdisciplinary in nature, encouraging students to think broadly and expand their focus beyond traditional academic boundaries. We also offer preprofessional programs in law and medicine.

Degree Programs

  • BS in Chemistry-Geology

Undergraduate Minors

  • Actuarial Science
  • African Studies
  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Civic Education and Community Leadership
  • Dance
  • Film Studies
  • GLBT Minor
  • Global Religious Studies
  • Health Resources Management
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Public History
  • Public Relations
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • U.S. Ethnic Studies
  • Urban Affairs
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Premedical, Predental, Preveterinary and Other Medically Oriented Professions

The Department of Biological Sciences can advise any university student interested in most of the medically oriented professions including medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, osteopathic, chiropractic, podiatry and physician’s assistant programs. Pertinent information and guidance as to recommended courses for each area, professional schools’ requirements, how to apply and how to prepare for the MCAT, DAT, VCAT and GRE, where applicable is available through the premedical adviser, Dr. Merideth Krevosky, in the Department of Biological Sciences.


Advising for students considering entering law school after graduation is provided by Bridgewater State University. Law schools are generally seeking students with strong academic liberal arts backgrounds who have demonstrated a high degree of competence in their ability to write with clarity, reason logically and analyze complex ideas. While law students come from a variety of majors, it is useful to have a balanced curriculum with some preparation in history, English, government and philosophy. Students interested in a legal career should consult with Dr. Mark Kemper of the Department of Political Science or Dr. Aeon Skoble of the Department of Philosophy.

Women’s and Gender Studies

Women’s and gender studies at Bridgewater State University was established in 1983, and is part of a rapidly growing course of study nationwide. Women’s and gender studies is an interdisciplinary minor which combines the analytical tools of different disciplines such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, literature, history, philosophy, etc., when studying the world.

Women’s and gender studies is dedicated to the study of women and gender. Gender is the idea of difference between the sexes, and all the assumptions, stereotypes and expectations that accompany these ideas. The minor looks at women and gender issues around the world, but since gender does not give a full understanding to women’s lives, we consider other factors such as race, class, culture and sexuality. The minor combines these tools and areas of interest into what we call an “integrative analysis.” The objective is to introduce students to analytical tools and basic approaches to the study of women in a variety of fields.

Students in the women’s and gender studies have found that studying women’s and gender issues enhances their major curriculum by broadening their lens of inquiry, encouraging them to ask new and meaningful questions about women and men, and seeing the world in a more meaningful way. Students of women’s and gender studies go on to graduate school in women’s and gender studies and in other disciplines, become teachers, librarians, attorneys, writers, reporters, labor organizers, social workers, counselors, ministers, performers, midwives, doctors and more.