Multidisciplinary Studies

The Multidisciplinary Studies program provides a classical liberal arts education, covering a variety of academic areas. Students may take many course combinations to suit their interests and needs. The program furnishes general knowledge and encourages the development of intellectual capacities, as a broad-based alternative to providing specific job-related skills.

Benefits

In today's highly mobile and diverse society, career changes are commonplace; numerous studies have indicated that, after 10 years of work, perhaps as many as 80% of college graduates have jobs with little or no direct relationship to their undergraduate majors. Through the Multidisciplinary Studies program, students have the freedom to direct their studies in any one of several directions, gaining the versatility and flexibility so important in a changing environment.

Additionally, a multidisciplinary studies major allows you to spread your wings: What better major for those who dream to study abroad.

Career Possibilities

A report by the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University Systems indicates that, as training for many fields becomes highly specialized, employers have a need for "generalists" and are looking for well-rounded, flexible and creative graduates. Additionally, a Multidisciplinary Studies major serves as excellent preparation for graduate study.


Other pre-graduate options include:

Pre-Seminary** - The Multidisciplinary Studies major features a special program for those who plan further study in theology. Students are strongly advised to take courses in Greek and Hebrew as well. If you are considering this option, please schedule an appointment to meet with the Pre-Seminary Studies Director, Dr. Paul Muench, prior to beginning this program. See below for program requirements.

Pre-Law - Law Schools do not require a specific undergraduate major. Most recommend a liberal arts based degree plan as the best preparation. The Law School Admissions Test score and above average grades in solid academic course work are generally the basis for admission. For more information, please contact Dr. Brent Burgess, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor.

 

It is highly recommended that students seek assistance from their Academic Advisor well in advance of registration each semester to create/revise their personal plan for their unique multidisciplinary goals.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

 

Core Curriculum: 56-58 semester hours of courses in English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Kinesiology, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Foreign Language, Religion, Classics/Humanities, and Leadership. All students, regardless of major, must demonstrate Computer Competency either by taking the Computer Competency Exam or taking and passing CIS 1301 Intro to Personal Computers, preferably in their freshman year.

 

Major: 9 credit hours

HIS 2321 Western Civilization to 1715*

HIS 2322 Western Civilization from 1715*

MTH 1323 Quantitative Literacy*

*May count toward Core Curriculum

 

PLUS: A student must choose two block areas from the following list and take 18 semester hours in each block. At least 12 of the 18 hours must be upper-level (3000 or higher) and at least 6 upper-level hours in each block must be taken in residence at Concordia University Texas. Courses cannot double count from one eighteen hour block to another:

Biology
Business (any course that satisfies the B.B.A. degree may be used)
Classical/Biblical Languages
Communication
Computer Science
English
Environmental Science
Fine Arts
History
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Music
Physical/Earth Science
Pre-Seminary Studies** (below)
Psychology
Religion
Sociology

 

Electives: 35-40 semester hours in classes to meet your interests and needs

Multidisciplinary Studies majors should be in close contact with the Director of Major within the two academic areas they select to form the basis for their degree plan.

 

**Pre-Seminary Studies Program

Should you choose Pre-Seminary Studies as one of your two areas of interest from the Multidisciplinary Studies Major, the following are the requirements for the program:

REL 3341 Lutheran Doctrine

REL 33XX Religion elective

COM 2301 Human Communication Theory

COM 3303 Communication in the Church

PLUS:

PSY 1311 Intro to Psychology AND

PSY 33XX Upper Level Psychology electives (3000 level or higher) - total of 2

-OR-

SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology AND

SOC 33XX Upper Level Sociology electives (3000 level or higher) - total of 2

ELECTIVES: A sufficient number of academic credit hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39 must be upper-level.

For more information on the Pre-Seminary Studies program option, please contact:

Dr. Paul Muench
Director, Pre-Seminary Studies
Office:  D-169
Phone:  512.313.5411

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