2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Mutlidisciplinary Studies

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Director of Interdisciplinary Programs: Dr. Debra Israel
Program Office: Holmstedt Hall, room 291
Web site: http://www.indstate.edu/libstudy/
E-mail: Barbara.McNeill@indstate.edu

The Liberal Studies Program is designed for students who wish to pursue expansive study in the liberal arts and sciences with a custom-designed concentration. With appropriate consultation, students may combine available courses to create a concentration in an area of study not offered elsewhere in the University. As a result of their course of study, students are expected to be able to communicate effectively, demonstrate integrative habits of thinking, especially across the disciplines constituting their major, and transfer skills from one setting to another. Highly motivated students and students with specialized career or professional goals will find this combination of flexibility and focus very attractive. The program is housed in the Interdisciplinary Programs unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, and is offered in cooperation with the colleges of the University.


Degrees Offered

The Multidisciplinary Studies Program offers a curriculum that leads to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree. Candidates for either degree must complete the University requirement of a minimum of 120 credits, including Foundational Studies course work and the requirements for their multidisciplinary studies concentration. A link to specific requirements for this major may be accessed under the Interdisciplinary Programs department listing.

Program Opportunities

Regular advising is a central component of the Multidisciplinary Studies Program. Majors in the program are encouraged to maintain good contact with their faculty academic advisor, and are expected to work with their advisor prior to registration each semester. Students who do so are more likely to meet their goals and achieve academic success. The Multidisciplinary Studies faculty assigns faculty academic advisors upon approval of a proposed MST concentration. Students can find their assigned advisor by consulting the college or their DARS/MySam degree audit tool.

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