Academics

About the Program

Get more information about the Multidisciplinary Studies program at Siena Heights University.

The major in multidisciplinary studies is designed for students with several years of college experience in a variety of academic disciplines.  The major requires 15 semester hours of credit in each of four areas: arts and humanities, natural science and math, social and behavioral sciences, and applied science & professional studies.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Major

A. Arts & Humanities (15 semester hours)

  • Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Language, History, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

B. Natural Science & Mathematics (15 semester hours)

  • Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Physical Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Anthropology, Physics, and One Lab Science.

C. Social & Behavioral Science (15 semester hours)

  • Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

D. Applied Science & Professional Studies (15 semester hours)

  • Accounting, Business Administration,Child Development, Community Services, Criminal Justice, Economics,Education, Finance, Health Care Management,  Management, Marketing, Human Services Administration, , Public Services Administration, Social Work, and  Technology Management

E. Total for Major (60 semester hours, 15 of which need to be taken at Siena Heights University at the 300-400 level distributed over 3 of 4 categories)

F. General Education

  • Students transferring 60 or more semester hours: (20-22 semester hours)
  • Students transferring less than 60 semester hours: (30-38 semester hours)

G. General Electives

  • For students transferring in more than 60 semester hours: (35-38 semester hours)
  • For students transferring in less than 60 semester hours: (22-25 semester hours)

H. Total for Degree (120 semester hours)

  • Note: No grades below a 2.0 allowed in the major
  • Note: No “Developmental Credit” as defined by courses numbered below 100 in the major

Associate of Arts Degree Major

A. Humanities (9 semester hours)

  • Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Language, History, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

B. Social Science (9 semester hours)

  • Political Science, Psychology, Economics, and Sociology

C. Natural Science and Mathematics (8 semester hours)

  • Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Mathematics, and Physics. At least one course in this category must be a science course with a laboratory.

D. Applied Science or Professional Studies (9 semester hours)

  • Accounting, Business Administration, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Finance, Hospitality Management, Management, Marketing, and Social Work

E. Total for Major (35 semester hours, 9 of which must be taken at Siena Heights University, distributed over 3 of 4 categories)

F. General Education (depends on courses selected in major) 14-16 semester hours

G. General Electives (9-11 semester hours)

H. Total for Degree (60 semester hours)

  • Note: No grades below a 2.0 allowed in the major
  • Note: No “Developmental Credit” as defined by courses numbered below 100 in the major

Program Info

Multidisciplinary Studies

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Meet Siena

Students

Sara Skinner

Sara Skinner

Multidisciplinary Studies, Management, SHU@LMC

Faculty & Staff

Gail A. Ryder

Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities

Alumni

Joshua LaMaire '14

Joshua LaMaire '14

Criminal Justice graduate, Jackson Center
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