Academics

Multidisciplinary Studies

Multidisciplinary Studies

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  • About: MDS
  • Meet the Faculty
  • Bachelor's Degree Requirements
  • Associate Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is an excellent degree for those who have academic credit in a variety of disciplines. Candidates for this program ordinarily are not on-track for a traditional major and often have a significant career path established. The major is established through college credits you have earned and/or will earn in four different academic disciplines.

The major in Multidisciplinary Studies is designed for students with several years of college experience in a variety of academic disciplines.  

The major requires 15 semester hours of credit in each of four areas: arts and humanities, natural science and math, social and behavioral sciences, and applied science & professional studies.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CORE VALUES

  • Communication: the ability to express ideas in writing, verbally and visually
  • Creativity: the ability to develop original ideas or use common solutions in unique ways
  • Analytical ability: the skill to effectively separate a complex problem into its component parts in order to identify solutions
  • Integrative thinking: the ability to detect interrelationships among component parts and assess their importance in creating solutions
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type SCI AND MATH
Required Credit Hours 15Credit Hours
Course Type REQUIRED
Required Credit Hours 35Credit Hours
Course Type LIBERAL ARTS
Required Credit Hours 3035Credit Hours
Course Type ELECTIVE
Required Credit Hours 4045Credit Hours
Total for major
120130Credit Hours
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Course Type
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Meet the Multidisciplinary Studies faculty members.

Professor of Philosophy
Metropolitan Detroit Program Center
Online Learning
248-799-5490
Professor of Management
Metropolitan Detroit Program Center
Online Learning
734-996-4521
Associate Professor of Humanities
Metropolitan Detroit Program Center
Online Learning
248-799-5490
Professor of Social Sciences
Online Learning
800-787-7784
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Metropolitan Detroit Program Center
Online Learning
248-799-5490
I. Arts & Humanities (15 semester hours): Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Language, History, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

II. Natural Science and Mathematics (15 semester hours): Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Physical Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Anthropology, Physics, and must include one Lab Science

III. Social & Behavioral Science (15 semester hours): Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

IV. Applied Science & Professional Studies (15 semester hours): Accounting, Business Administration, Child Development, Community and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Finance, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, Multidisciplinary Studies, Public Services, Administration, Social Work, and Information Technology Management

V. Total for Major: 60 semester hours, 15 of which must be taken at Siena Heights University at the 300-400 level distributed over 3 of 4 categories

VI. Liberal Arts: Students transferring 60 or more semester hours: 15-20 semester hours; Students transferring less than 60 semester hours: 29-35 semester hours

VII. General Electives: Students transferring in more than 60 semester hours: 40-45 semester hours; Students transferring in less than 60 semester hours: 25-31 semester hours

VIII. Total for Degree: 120 semester hours

IX. Other Requirements
1. No grades below a 2.0 g.p.a. allowed in the major
2. No “Developmental Credit” allowed in the major
I. Arts & Humanities (9 semester hours): Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Language, History, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

II. Natural Science and Mathematics (8 semester hours): Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Physical Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Anthropology, Physics, and must include one Lab Science

III. Social & Behavioral Science (9 semester hours): Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

IV. Applied Science & Professional Studies (9 semester hours): Accounting, Business Administration, Child Development, Community and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Finance, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, Public Services Administration, Social Work, and Information Technology Management

V. Total for Major: 35 semester hours, 9 of which must be taken at Siena Heights University, distributed over 3 of 4 categories

VI. Liberal Arts: 16-17 semester hours (Depends on courses selected in major)

VII. General Electives: 8-9 semester hours

VIII. Total for Degree: 60 semester hours

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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  • Division of Academic and Career Services

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