Can I Create My Own Concentration?
Students in the MDST degree program may elect to create a major concentration. This option is great for students who:
- Have multiple subject-matter interests that cannot be aligned through existing academic pathways...
- Prefer a more interdisciplinary approach to pre-professional/graduate study (medical, dental, nursing, law, etc.)...
- Seek more opportunities for practical experience in multiple fields (internships, research, capstone projects)...
- May need to work full-time, are a caretaker, or are adult-learners returning to academic study...
- Have faced academic, social, and/or life challenges that may inhibit or prohibit persistence in their initially chosen course of study...
Sample student concentrations:
- Teaching English Language Learners Across the Lifespan (combined courses in Education, English & Social Work)
- Student Affairs (combined courses in Sociology and Communications)
- Advocacy & Social Justice (combined courses in Social Work and Sociology) *a frequent combo!
- Human Resources in Criminal Justice (combined courses in Psychology, Social Work and Philosophy)
- Film Studies (combined courses in English, Theater, and Communications)
- Physics & Computer Science (combined courses in Physics, Computer Science & Math)
- Horticulture & Business (combined courses in Biology and Business)
- Social Innovation & Design (combined courses in Art, Design, and Social Work)
- Biopsychology for the Health Professions (combined courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology)
Interested students should...
- Review the steps for submitting an individual student proposal HERE.
- Contact the MDST Student Initiated Program Advisor to discuss your interests.