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:
- Geology, Geography, and Computer Science
- Spanish, Health, and Business
- Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Biology
- Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, and Mathematics
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
- Technology Requirement: IS 1403 or CS 1033 (3 semenster credit hours)
- Communication Requirement: COM 1043, COM 1053, COM 2113, or ENG 2413 (3 semster 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.
- Focus Area One: 18 semester credit hours of courses within a single discpline, with at least 12 hours at the upper-division level.
- Focus Area Two: 15 semester credit hours of courses within a single discipline, with at least 9 hours at the upper-division level.
- Focus Area Three: 15 semester credit hours of courses within a single discipline, with at least 9 hours at the upper-division level.
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.