Program

120

Total Credits

15

Total Classes

Online

Format

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is an excellent degree for those who have academic credit in a variety of disciplines. Candidates for this program ordinarily are not on-track for a traditional major and often have a significant career path established. 

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The bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is an excellent degree for those who have academic credit in a variety of disciplines. Candidates for this program ordinarily are not on-track for a traditional major and often have a significant career path established. The multidisciplinary degree is defined by college credits you have earned and/or will earn in four different academic disciplines.

The bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies is designed for students with several years of college experience in a variety of multidisciplinary courses, requiring 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. This program also offers an associates degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, consisting of 35 semester hours, 9 of which must be taken at Siena Heights University, distributed over 3 of 4 categories.

Finish your bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies in a time frame that works with your schedule – in as little as two years, depending on your remaining requirements and availability.


Anthony Farina
Assistant Professor of Humanities
afarina@sienaheights.edu
Gail Ryder
Associate Professor of Humanities
gryder@sienaheights.edu
248-799-5490
Michael O\’Connell
Associate Professor of Humanities
moconne1@sienaheights.edu
Mike Winstrom
Associate Professor of Philosophy
mwinstro@sienaheights.edu
248-799-5490

I. Arts & Humanities (15 semester hours): Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Language, History, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

II. Natural Science and Mathematics (15 semester hours): Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Physical Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Anthropology, Physics, and must include one Lab Science

III. Social & Behavioral Science (15 semester hours): Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

IV. Applied Science & Professional Studies (15 semester hours): Accounting, Business Administration, Child Development, Community and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Finance, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, Multidisciplinary Studies, Public Services, Administration, Social Work, and Information Technology Management

V. Total for Major: 60 semester hours, 15 of which must be taken at Siena Heights University at the 300-400 level distributed over 3 of 4 categories

VI. Liberal Arts: Students transferring 60 or more semester hours: 15-20 semester hours; Students transferring less than 60 semester hours: 29-35 semester hours

VII. General Electives: Students transferring in more than 60 semester hours: 40-45 semester hours; Students transferring in less than 60 semester hours: 25-31 semester hours

VIII. Total for Degree: 120 semester hours

IX. Other Requirements:

  • No grades below a 2.0 g.p.a. allowed in the major
  • No “Developmental Credit” allowed in the major

I. Arts & Humanities (9 semester hours): Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Language, History, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

II. Natural Science and Mathematics (8 semester hours): Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Physical Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Anthropology, Physics, and must include one Lab Science

III. Social & Behavioral Science (9 semester hours): Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

IV. Applied Science & Professional Studies (9 semester hours): Accounting, Business Administration, Child Development, Community and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Finance, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, Public Services Administration, Social Work, and Information Technology Management

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

VI. Liberal Arts: 16-17 semester hours (Depends on courses selected in major)

VII. General Electives: 8-9 semester hours

VIII. Total for Degree: 60 semester hours


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