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Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Plan

In the MDS program you have unique flexibility in designing your degree to meet yourr individual life and career goals. You will 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 your degree your way. A residency requirement can be satisfied with completing 30 upper division credits at Boise State University.

Degree Requirements for Multidisciplinary Studies

Course Number and TitleCredits
MDS 305 Introduction to Multidisciplinary Studies1
MDS 315 Integrative Learning2
MDS 375 Perspective Taking
MDS 385 Asking Questions and Framing Problems3
MDS 492 Proposal for Capstone Project1
MDS 495 Capstone Project2
Select 18 upper-division credits from one or more emphasis areas. Emphasis area(s) must be approved by your advisor18
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits10
Electives to total 120 credits43-46
ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
FM Mathematics course3-4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course3-4
FA Arts course3
FH Humanities course3
FS Social Sciences course in a first field3
FS Social Sciences course in a second field3

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