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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For More Information:

Multidisciplinary Studies

Contact: Dr. Sheldon Wrice

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A multidisciplinary education offers limitless career opportunities. Graduates of multidisciplinary programs enjoy careers in:

  • business
  • industry
  • engineering
  • law
  • education
  • medicine
  • sales
  • art
  • nonprofit settings
  • communication

Career Outlook

Employment for those with a degree in multidisciplinary studies is growing. Job prospects are especially good for those with advanced degrees.

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.