Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees
Individualized degrees are designed for students who wish to tailor their education to reflect their academic interests and career goals. The increased level of flexibility offered by an individualized degree requires a commitment to academic planning and career exploration. Students pursuing an individualized major at MU build their own degree with the guidance of an academic advisor. They also use multiple campus resources to ensure that their academic plan includes the kinds of classes and internships they need to be ready for pursuing the jobs and careers that interest them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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