Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

Requirements

[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country.6
Major
Select 57 SCH, including UNIV 4390, a maximum of 21 SCH and a minimum of 15 SCH with at least 12 SCH at the 3000-4000 level in each of the three concentrations. The concentration areas must be chosen with Advisor’s consent (not to include more than one business or education discipline concentration) and department approved courses.57
General Electives
Select 14 SCH, at least 9 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level14
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Concentration I 3
Concentration II 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
Concentration III 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Creative Arts 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Concentration I 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Concentration II 3
Concentration III 3
General Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Junior
Fall
Advance Concentration I 3
Advance Concentration II 3
Advance Concentration III 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Advance Concentration I 3
Advance Concentration II 3
Advance Concentration III 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
Advance Concentration I 3
Advance Concentration II 3
Advance Concentration III 3
Advance General Elective 3
Advance General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
UNIV 4390 Capstone Experience 3
Advance Concentration I 3
Advance Concentration II 3
Advance Concentration III 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.