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Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Plan

Students in the MDS program have unique flexibility in designing their degree to meet their individual life and career goals. Students work closely with a professional academic advisor to develop an academic degree plan. Degree applicable courses are available during the day, in the evening, over the weekend, or online allowing students to earn this degree their way. This plan must be approved by the Multidisciplinary Studies Advisory Committee.  A residency requirement can be satisfied with the final 30 of the last 36 credits taken at Boise State University.

Degree Requirements for Multidisciplinary Studies

Course Number and TitleCredits
CID MDS 300 Communicating Universally3
FF MDS 495 Capstone for the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies3
Upper-division Courses Required By The Degree Plan
Upper division courses will be selected in collaboration with the program advisor based on the student's educational goals and a degree plan approved by the Multidisciplinary Studies Advisory Committee. These courses must be completed during or after successful completion of MDS 300. At a minimum, the proposed course of study must demonstrate a coherent design, characterized by appropriate breadth, depth, sequencing of courses and synthesis of learning. The design must be clearly linked to the stated educational objectives of the program. Only six credits of internship and/or field work may be applied. With advisor approval, up to 3 credits from upper-division workshops may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits13
Electives to total 120 credits43-46
ENGL 101-102 English Composition6
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course3-4
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3
DLS Social Sciences course in a first field3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3

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Multidisciplinary Studies
Phone: (208) 426-3496
Schedule Appointment: MDS Appointment Scheduling Site