Multidisciplinary Studies

Multidisciplinary Studies Fundamentals

The Multidisciplinary Studies program is a self-designed major, allowing you to examine traditional disciplines from diverse points of view as you plan a program of study targeted to your specific needs and interests.

To earn this degree, you must meet with the associate dean in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to discuss a proposed program of study. The proposal must be approved by the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

  • The program will encompass a broad spectrum of courses as you divide your studies among two or three areas of instruction within the participating degree-granting colleges.
  • The primary area of emphasis must be in a four-year program located in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.

Our Faculty 

  • are innovative and interactive
  • win teaching awards
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Experience multidisciplinary studies firsthand through the research facilities available in the areas of instruction you choose to match your specific needs and interests.

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Sample Curriculum

Contact the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office for an appointment to discuss this program and its curriculum.

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