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Multidisciplinary Studies

An MDS degree can be either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and is a university-wide degree administered by the College of Arts & Sciences. The major offers students the option of designing a degree program that meets their own unique needs and interests.

The Multidisciplinary Studies program enables students to craft a degree with special emphasis in customized disciplines. Major requirements are determined for each student individually in consultation with an academic counselor and with approval by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The courses that form the major area of concentration must be constructed around a coherent theme that meets the student's professional and personal goals.

As a result of the wide variety of program plans for MDS students, the career options are flexible and diverse. Some plans from former graduates include: Artistic Expression, Culture & Society, Enterprise & Social Issues, Entomology, Ethnobotany, Genealogy, Health Studies, Issues in Public Policy, Medical Sciences, Public Health & Society, and Science & Society.


Career Opportunities

  • Administrator
  • Archivist
  • Biographer
  • Business Administration
  • Cataloger
  • Copy Writer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Curator
  • Development Officer
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • HR Representative
  • Health Educator
  • Import/Export Representative
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Business
  • IT Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Literary Agent
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Medicine
  • Minister/Pastor
  • Museum Staff Director
  • Pharmacist
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Administration
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Sales
  • Script Writer
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Stockbroker
  • Tour Planner/Guide
  • Translator/Interpreter

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  • Archives
  • Banks
  • Business Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Film Companies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Foundations
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Agencies
  • Historical Societies
  • Import/Export Companies
  • International Organizations
  • Labor Unions
  • Learned Periodicals
  • Libraries
  • Magazines
  • Museums
  • Newspapers
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • Social Services Agencies

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