Degree Options

The Multidisciplinary Studies major provides two degree pathways for students (and faculty sponsors).   Each degree option provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, practical experience, and industry readiness.
Students (and faculty-sponsors) should consult with the MDST Faculty Coordinator or the appropriate MDST Faculty Advisor PRIOR to switching majors, registering for classes, and/or drafting new MDST proposals.

Bachelor of Arts in MDST

Core Program 1 18 credits (9 credits at 300 or 400 level required)
Core Program 2 18 credits (6 credits at 300 or 400 level required)
Capstone Course 3 credits (advanced research seminar, internship, or practicum)
Related Electives 9-12 credits *chosen in consultation with advisor, disciplines not used in Core One or Core Two

Bachelor of Science in MDST

See Approved Course Program HERE

Core Program 1 24-30 credits (several advanced credits at 300 & 400 level, including labs required)
Core Program 2 21-24 credits (several advanced credits at 300 & 400 level, including labs required)
Capstone Course 3 credits (advanced research seminar, internship, or practicum)
Required Related Electives 18 credits *These courses also fulfill 6 credits of Science and Mathematics, 3 credits in the Mathematics Foundations, and 9 credits in the Social Sciences requirements.

Note: 

  • With the approval of the MDST Faculty Coordinator and the student’s advisor(s), a concentration of study may be modified to include select credits from an existing department or minor concentration. 9-18 additional credits each from two related departments or concentrations. No student may graduate in the major without successfully completing the minimum required credit hours of the Core Concentrations and a Capstone Course.

 

  • Change of major to MDST may alter a student's general education distribution. Courses used in the major (Core 1 or Core 2) may not also count for General Education credits. Students should consult with their advisors to resolve any conflicts. 

 

  • Capstone course should be planned as one of the LAST courses fulfilled in the major.

 
 
  • Contact Information

    Multidisciplinary Studies (MDST) Program

    Nakeiha Primus, Ph.D

    Associate Professor
    Educational Foundations
    Stayer Room 409
    Millersville University
    Phone: 717-871-4851
    e-mail: Nakeiha.Primus@millersville.edu