Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Program (B.S.)

About the Program

The B.S. degree in Multidisciplinary Studies allows students to develop a degree program around academic themes or niche areas that fall outside traditional disciplinary boundaries and helps support student achievement of personal academic and career goals. This degree combines courses from three different disciplines into a coherent course of study to meet career and educational goals.

Artificial Intelligence

UTSA's multidisciplinary studies degree in Artificial Intelligence allows students to study multiple fields such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, electrical and computer engineering, and information systems. Artificial Intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by computer systems which includes machine learning, reasoning, and self-correction. Companies like Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Netflix, Google, and others use artificial intelligence for speech recognition, voice-powered personal assistants, self-driving vehicles, and robotics.

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Cyber Intelligence

UTSA's multidisciplinary studies degree in Cyber Intelligence allows students to study multiple fields such as statistics, information systems, management science, and political science. Cyber Intelligence tracks, analyzes, and counters digital security threats using a mix of physical and digital intelligence. This program focuses on gaining a foundation in finance and political science with data science knowledge to understand cyber threats.

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Data Science

UTSA's multidisciplinary studies degree in Data Science allows students to study multiple fields such as computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, information systems, and management science. Data science is a blend of data interference, algorithmic development, and technology to solve analytically complex problems. Companies like Netflix, Google, Amazon, and others use data science to make decisions and determine what drives consumer interest.

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UTSA's multidisciplinary studies degree in Geoinformatics allows students to study multiple fields such as computer science, statistics, data science, cloud computing, earth science, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Geoinformatics is a blend of data interference, algorithmic development, and geospatial technology to solve spatial related earth science, climate science, and environmental science problems. Companies like Google, Amazon, and many business and governmental agencies use geoinformatics to make decisions for societal benefits and for scientific research and exploration.  

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Healthcare Management

UTSA's multidisciplinary studies degree in Healthcare Management allows students to study multiple fields such as health administration, public policy, data analysis, and community health. The broad range of topics and focus on healthcare skills create a comprehensive experience leaving students primed to successfully transition into a leadership role in the public or private sector that serve the healthcare industry (e.g., for-profit, non-profit, government, and education).

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UTSA provides a pathway for students who are interested in a Nursing degree through a 2+2 program with UT Heath San Antonio. Students who qualify and get accepted into this program would eventually receive a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies from UTSA and a B.S. in Nursing (BSN) from UT Heath San Antonio.

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UTSA's multidisciplinary studies degree in Neuroscience allows students to study multiple fields such as biology, psychology, and statistics. Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system through brain-focused science. This program focuses on discovering the neural bases of experience, behavior and disease.

This B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies niche degree in neuroscience offered through University College is transitioning to a new B.S. in Neuroscience degree offered through the College of Sciences starting in Fall 2022. As such, the University College is no longer admitting students into the program. Current UTSA students who intend to declare neuroscience as their major before Fall 2022 should visit the B.S. in Neuroscience program page and contact the Undergraduate Advisor of Record to learn more.

Students currently enrolled in the B.S. MDST Neuroscience program will have the option to continue, although some courses may vary depending on availability (starting in the fall of 2022 semester).