What is multidisciplinary studies?
The Eberly College multidisciplinary studies degree program is comprised of three related minors. The program does not limit students to courses of study in a particular college or school—rather, it stresses the breadth of knowledge and cross-disciplinary communication. The program emphasizes flexibility and combines specialized knowledge from individual disciplines with a unique ability to approach problems from divergent perspectives. Students learn to apply their minors to real-world problems and to apply multidisciplinary techniques in communicating the strengths of their self-chosen course of study.
Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (B.MdS.)
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.)
For more information on the curriculum, see the Undergraduate Course Catalog.
How do I design my degree?
Each student chooses three minor areas and must demonstrate how these areas work together toward their educational and career goals. For example, a student may choose the areas of business administration, sport and exercise psychology and advertising with a goal of a career in sports and event planning. MDS students participate in a capstone during their final semester as a means to incorporate all three disciplines into a senior project, presentation and paper.