Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees

Our individualized degrees are for highly-motivated students who wish to tailor their education to reflect their academic interests. This increased level of flexibility requires a higher level of commitment to academic planning than is typically required of other majors. Students pursuing a multidisciplinary degree at MU must do the work of building their own degree.

Undergraduate Majors

Environmental Studies

The BA in Environmental Studies is for students interested in developing a broad understanding of environmental problems and their underlying causes so they can work effectively in the areas of environmental advocacy, outreach, policy, and regulation.

General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies degree is comprised of three discipline areas in the major and does not require proficiency in a foreign language. Students interested in the online version of this degree should contact MizzouOnline.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies is comprised of two or three discipline areas in the major. Students complete all BA requirements for the College of Arts & Science, including proficiency in a foreign language. Students interested in the online version of the degree should contact MizzouOnline.

International Business

This is a dual degree program leading to the BS in Business Administration from the Trulaske College of Business and the BA in International Studies from the College of Arts & Science. This degree typically takes 4 1/2+ years to complete. Upper-level foreign language and study abroad are mandatory.

International Studies

The BA in International Studies is an interdisciplinary major which provides students with a broad understanding of international affairs and specialization in at least one culture or region. It provides an educational background for international affairs careers. Advanced foreign language courses and study abroad are required.

Minors and Certificates

East Asian Studies minor

This is an interdisciplinary minor which allows students to take courses about China, Japan, and Korea from multiple departments.

Environmental Studies certificate

This certificate requires students to complete interdisciplinary coursework on environmental topics outside the student's major area.

Latin American Studies minor

This is an interdisciplinary minor which allows students to take courses about Latin America from various departments.