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Program Requirements

A student pursuing an MDS degree must select at least three minors. These minors, when combined with the University’s GEC requirements, constitute the course of study for the degree. For a College of Creative Arts’ BMdS degree, at least two minors must be from the College. The third minor can either be from the College or from any other recognized University minor. All three minors cannot be from any one single School within the College.

As a College of Creative Arts’ MDS freshman, all students participate in the College’s dedicated orientation class which helps them articulate and plan their educational, artistic and career goals, and each MDS course of study culminates with a special “capstone” project where students demonstrate what they have learned during their time at the College and University.

College MDS students are welcome to participate in the many performance, exhibition, internship and study-abroad opportunities offered by the College. Participation may require the completion of certain coursework and/or a successful audition/review process.

The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree program requires the following:

  • Completion of three minors

None of the courses required in the minor can be used to satisfy General Education Curriculum requirements.

In instances where one course may fulfill a requirement in more than one minor, students must choose an additional course from one of the minor’s list of recommended electives or advanced study courses.

  • Completion of the General Education Curriculum
  • Completion of three minors
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours of 200-400 level coursework
  • A grade of “C” or better in all minor coursework
  • Completion of one of the College’s orientation courses (ART 191, MUSC 191, or THET 191)
  • Completion of a College-based capstone course with a grade of “C” or better
  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Completion of at least one course that requires a substantial writing component and in which the grade is partially determined by writing skills (“W” Course Requirement)
  • Completion of at least a minimum of 120 credit hours

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