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About the Program

Since this degree combines three disciplines into a coherent course of study to meet career and educational goals, it will have appeal for students whose interests lie in subject areas that are traditionally not grouped in one degree program. Examples of combined topics include:


Curriculum

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Core curriculum Requirements: 42 Hours

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies must fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirements.


Degree Requirements: 78 Hours

Students seeking a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies must complete the following 78 semester credit hours:

Multidisciplinary Studies Foundation Courses: 6 semester credit hours

Multidiscipllinary Studies Fields of Study: 48 semester credit hours

All candidates for this degree must complete three areas of focus. Courses selected to satisfy each area must be approved by the Multidisciplinary Studies Program Coordinator and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Futhermore, the courses used to satisfy each focus area must be completed with at least a 2.00 grade point average. Please visit our comprehensive list of possible focus areas here.

Seminar for Multidisciplinary Studies Majors: 3 semester hours

All candidates for this degree must comlete MDS 4983: Senior Seminar for Multidisciplinary Studies.

Free Electives: 21 semester credit hours

All candidates for this degree must complete 21 semester hours of free electives, at least 6 of which must be at the upper-division level.