Interdisciplinary Studies - Career Opportunities

We are proud that our graduates have established an enviable track record of success in pursing and achieving their educational and professional goals.

Graduates of the B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies program have the opportunity to pursue a number of career paths in a variety of settings. Our alumni tell us that they gained many valuable skills as part of their academic preparation at SUNY Poly, including public speaking, leadership, research, customer service, project management, strategic planning, teamwork, training, social media, community outreach, sales and more.

Our program, with its emphasis on providing students with an integrative, interdisciplinary education, provides excellent preparation for graduate study in a range of fields. IDS students have continued their education at some of the top-ranked graduate and professional programs in the nation. Our students' graduate school placement rate is exceptional: over 90% of our students who have pursued graduate study has been accepted in a graduate program of their preference.

The same qualities that make our graduates so successful at advanced study such as, adaptability, flexibility, and understanding and approaching complex issues from different perspectives, also prepare them for successful careers.
If you would like to learn more, explore the alumni section of SUNY Poly’s LinkedIn page to see what our past students are doing now. Students are also encouraged to visit our Career Services resources webpage to discover internship and career opportunities in their field of interest.

Below is a quick glimpse into where our alumni are working or attending graduate school, and what they are doing.

Alumni Employers

Education and Health

  • Bassett Health Care
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • New York University
  • Various school districts


  • Dozier Miller Law Group (Charlotte, NC)
  • Lemery-Greisler LLC
  • Sodoma Law (Charlotte, NC)
  • Superior Court of New Jersey

Private Sector

  • Aspire Business Solutions
  • BNY Mellon
  • Merrill Lynch
  • M&T Bank
  • Utica Observer Dispatch

Public and Not-for-Profit Sector

  • Community Foundation of Oneida and Herkimer Counties
  • Defense Finance Accounting Services (DFAS)


Alumni Job Titles

  • Anti-Money Laundering Analyst
  • Attorney
  • College Services Associate
  • Counselor
  • Director of Proposals
  • Financial Clerk
  • Law Clerk
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Multimedia Manager
  • Multimedia Sales Executive
  • Physical Therapy Provider
  • Physician Assistant
  • Special Events Coordinator

Graduate Schools Attended

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • John Jay School of Criminal Justice
  • New York University
  • Syracuse University
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • University at Albany
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of North Florida
  • Utica College

Graduate Programs Attended

  • Criminal Justice
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Economic Crime Investigation & Fraud
  • Financial Crime and Compliance Management
  • Higher Education
  • Information Design & Technology
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Library and Information Science
  • MBA
  • Physician Assistant
  • School Counseling
  • Social Work


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