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