WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 music 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:10.000 I decided to major in interdisciplinary studies at Western because I wanted a broad variety of focus areas for my degree. 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:17.000 music 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:24.000 For my interdisciplinary studies degree this term, I'm taking healthy relationships and today we talked about different personality traits. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:29.000 We study different way to communicate, how to better our relationships with our family and friends. 00:00:29.000 --> 00:00:31.000 And the other course that I' m taking is child and adolescent health. 00:00:31.000 --> 00:00:39.000 That is a class based on studying different issues that child and adolescents face; stress, substance use and abuse, anxiety. 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:44.000 I think two of the best things about Western are the campus size and the class sizes. 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:46.000 We really promote a small campus feel. 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:49.000 And the class sizes top out at 22 for most of the classes that we take. 00:00:49.000 --> 00:00:55.000 So you really get a hands-on experience with your professors and you get to know them on a name-by-name basis. 00:00:55.000 --> 00:00:57.000 And they really care about your success here at Western. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:61.000 Another thing I'm excited about here at Western is our study abroad program. 00:01:01.000 --> 00:01:06.000 They can take you to almost 50 countries and you can choose to do a study abroad or internship experience. 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:10.000 If you do a study abroad experience, then you get the full language immersion. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:13.000 And if you do an internship you get the hands-on experience. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:17.000 For my career goal, I don't know exactly what I want to yet. 00:01:17.000 --> 00:01:23.000 But that's the beauty of the interdisciplinary studies degree when you're focusing in humanities, social sciences, health and P.E. 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:27.000 Is that it gives you a broad variety of options when you enter the professional world. 00:01:27.000 --> 00:01:31.000 Western Oregon University, where every student matters. 00:01:31.000 --> 00:01:39.000 music