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Multidisciplinary Studies BA

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies program requires a minimum of 58 semester credits earned with a 2.25 GPA. All transfer credit accepted toward the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies degree must have a grade of C- or better. In addition, the applicant must have significant life experience, e.g., several years of full-time paid or volunteer employment, military experience, family care-provider, or other non-academic life experience.

Multidisciplinary Studies BA
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
FW ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
FM Mathematics course3-4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FA Arts course3
FH Humanities course3-4
FS Social Sciences course3
FS Social Sciences course in a second field3
FC MDS 300 Communicating Universally3
FF MDS 495 Capstone for the BA in Multidisciplinary Studies3
In addition, complete either the requirements for the Flex Track or the Online Track to graduate with a BA in Multidisciplinary Studies.

Flex Track

Flex Track 
Course Number and TitleCredits
Upper-division courses required by the degree plan
Upper-division courses will be selected in collaboration with the program advisor based on the student’s educational goals and a degree plan approved by the Multidisciplinary Studies Advisory Committee. These courses must be completed during or after successful completion of MDS 300. At a minimum the proposed course of study must demonstrate a coherent design; characterized by appropriate breadth, depth, sequencing of courses and synthesis of learning. The design must be clearly linked to the stated educational objectives of the program. Only six (6) credits for internship and/or field work may be applied. With advisor approval, up to three (3) credits from upper-division workshops may be used to satisfy this requirement.
21
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits13
Electives to total 120 credits43-46
Total120

Online Track

Online Track
Course Number and TitleCredits
Choose credits from upper-division courses listed below:
BAS 425 Creating a Culture of Safety
BUSBTC 301 Business Foundations I
BUSBTC 302 Business Foundations II
BUSBTC 310 Creating Value for People
BUSBTC 320 Creating Value with Customers
BUSBTC 330 Creating Value through Investment
BUSBTC 410 Business Planning Applications
COMM 341 Nonverbal Communication
LEAD 325 Foundations of Leadership
LEAD 326 The Practice of Leadership
LEAD 490 Capstone in Leadership
MDS 301 Prior Learning Seminar
MDS 410 Case Studies in Leadership
MDS 420 Globalization
MDS 430 Ethics
MDS 440 Project Management and Design
MDS 450 Teamwork and Innovation
MDS 493 Internship

Upper-division courses will be selected in collaboration with the program advisor based on the student’s educational goals and a degree plan approved by the Multidisciplinary Studies Advisory Committee. These courses must be completed during or after successful completion of MDS 300. The design must be clearly linked to the stated educational objectives of the program. Only six (6) credits of internship may be applied. With advisor approval, up to three (3) credits from upper-division workshops may be used to satisfy this requirement.
21
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits13
Electives to total 120 credits43-46
Total120