About Our Program

An Innovative Major

The Multidisciplinary Studies (MDST) major bridges the liberal arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences in ways that amplify diverse perspectives across the University’s established college and departmental structure. With careful guidance and academic advisement, faculty and students can tailor a concentration (an individualized course of study) unique to their areas of interest, inquiry, and innovation. Students can elect to pursue an approved faculty concentration or craft a unique proposal of their own, as they journey toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. 

Content integration, academic rigor, and learning across disciplines are key attributes of each concentration.  All MDST courses of study culminate with a faculty-directed capstone experience.  These internships, research projects, or hybrid experiences allow students to practically apply skills and knowledge gained in the major to the real world. As a result, the vast majority of MDST graduates find employment soon after graduation.

Dr. Nakeiha Primus currently serves as the MDST Coordinator and acts as a resource and organizational facilitator for the major.  In this role, Dr. Primus collaborates with faculty and students at all stages of the MDST proposal process; coordinates curricular processes with the MDST Curriculum committee; acts as a liaison to the larger university community and prospective students; and advocates on behalf of all students enrolled in the major. 

The Multidisciplinary Studies (MDST) program is unique offering only available at Millersville...join us!