In the specialized studies department, students learn to investigate human experience, venture into science, applied mathematics, technology, and business fields, and solve problems from a range of perspectives and disciplines. Each student is required to take at least ½ credit course from the specialized studies department, and may focus on earning even more credits, as there will be opportunities for year-long (1-credit) courses.
The specialized studies department faculty knows that learning is not compartmentalized but intersects across fields of knowledge and areas of study. Knowing how to collaborate, how to engage diverse perspectives, and how to bridge information and experience is exactly what our 21st century global society requires.
Go beyond the boundaries: immerse yourself in DSHA's Specialized Studies Department and engage in a broader view of learning and student experience. Specialized studies courses pull from applied mathematics, computer science, business, philosophy, engineering, and other academic fields. Specialized learning in one of these fields advances critical thinking, addresses complex issues, and engages students in broad themes and applied problem-solving.