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Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees

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

Undergraduate Majors

Interdisciplinary Studies with Emphasis Areas

The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies offers separate degrees in the following emphasis areas: Black Studies, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. Each emphasis degree has specific category and course requirements that are different from the traditional Interdisciplinary Studies degree. See each department website for more details.

General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies degree is available to both on-campus and online students. It is comprised of three discipline or component areas and does not require proficiency in a second language.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Traditional) degree is available to both on-campus and online students. It is comprised of two or three discipline areas or components. Students complete all BA requirements for the College of Arts & Science, including proficiency in a second language.

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 ½ to 5 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

East Asian Studies minor

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

Latin American Studies minor

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

Advisors

Joe Franklin

Joe Franklin

ONLINE DEGREES: General Studies (BGS) and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS-BA)

Kibby Smith

Kibby Smith

Majors: International Studies (BA), International Business (BSBA/BA), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS-BA) with an emphasis in
Black Studies, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies, or Women’s and Gender Studies —TRADITIONAL/CAMPUS DEGREES

Minors: East Asian Studies and Latin American Studies

Carlynn Trout

Carlynn Trout

General Studies (BGS) and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS-BA)—TRADITIONAL/CAMPUS DEGREES