Multi-Disciplinary Studies Curriculum

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GENERAL EDUCATION (31 credit hours)

Communications: 9 hours
English 101
English 102
Communications 111 or 112

Higher Order Thinking: 3 hours
Mathematics 121 or any higher numbered Mathematics course

Scientific Inquiry: 4 hours selected from
Astronomy 106
Biology 101/103, 102/104
Chemistry 111, 112, 115, 116
Geology 101/102, 103/104
Physics 101, 102, 111, 112
Physical Science 111, 112

Historical and Diverse Perspectives: 9 hours selected from
3 hours selected from Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, or Religion
3 hours selected from History, Geography, Political Science, or Economics
3 hours selected from any of the above

Aesthetic Awareness: 6 hours selected from
3 hours selected from English 131, 132, 221, 222, 241, 242, 261, 262
3 hours selected from Art 101, Music 170, Theatre 101


Laboratory Science – 4 additional hours selected from Scientific Inquiry above
Historical and Diverse Perspectives – 3 additional hours selected from above
Literature – 3 additional hours selected from English 131, 132, 221, 222, 241, 242, 261, 262
Fine Arts – 3 additional hours selected from Art 101, Music 170, Theatre 101

SENIOR PROJECT: MDS 492 (3 credit hours)

All Multidisciplinary Studies students will enroll in and complete MDS 492: Senior Project during the final semester of their degree program. The senior project will combine the student’s three minors. The project may take a variety of formats: formal research paper, scientific laboratory research, internship or cooperative education experience, social science research, or creative project. Students should discuss project ideas with a faculty member in each of their minor fields and with the MDS program advisor. Students will submit a senior project proposal to the MDS program advisor by September 15 for spring semester senior projects and February 15 for fall semester senior projects.

ELECTIVES (20 credit hours)

Electives in the Multidisciplinary Studies program are for students to:

  1. Take additional courses in one or more of their minors
  2. Take a four semester sequence in a Foreign Language or Mathematics since minors are not available in these disciplines
  3. Take courses in other fields to support their senior project
  4. Take courses for personal interest

Students should select electives in consultation with their academic advisor.

MINORS (18 credit hours each)

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