The philosophy of Interdisciplinary Applied Programs (IDAP) rests on the premise that students should receive a broad education that combines creativity and scholarly activity. IDAP deepens students’ intellectual and professional preparation for careers.
IDAP provides for the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will allow students to explore potential careers in Public Relations and related fields. Historical and theoretical knowledge informs the acquisition of practical skills, which includes writing, speaking, analyzing, strategizing and planning, using a mix of traditional and social media. The knowledge and skills will allow students to ethically communicate to a variety of audiences and publics within interpersonal, group, organizational, regional, national, and global contexts. IDAP offers a sequence of courses and includes internships in the specific field of interest.