Multidisciplinary Studies (B.A., B.S.)


The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in multidisciplinary studies.

The Multidisciplinary Studies major allows students to design a major across programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Majors either develop an Individualized Program of Study or choose from one of the faculty-designed designated concentrations. Currently available Designated Concentrations include Gender Studies, Social Justice and Sociology, and Visual Arts Administration. Highly motivated students with multiple areas of interest or specialized career or professional goals will find this combination of flexibility and focus very attractive.

Academic advising is an important part of each student's academic program. Each student works with program faculty to create a plan of study. Students often complete field studies, internships, and independent research or creative projects as part of their programs.

Students benefit from relatively small classes taught by award-winning faculty who have a diversity of specialties. Most hold doctoral degrees, and many edit journals, publish books and articles, conduct research, and speak at national and international meetings within their specializations.

Special Note: The Multidisciplinary Studies Program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is offered in cooperation with the colleges of the University.

Required Courses


The Multidisciplinary Studies Program is designed to meet the needs of students with different backgrounds and career goals. Each student works closely with an academic advisor to develop a plan that best meets the student's current and future goals. Many of our majors pursue graduate or professional study in medicine, humanities, law, or business. Our graduates enter the job market in a variety of directions. A few options include careers in the following areas:

  • Professional Services
  • Social Services
  • Community Programming
  • Cultural Studies
  • Event Planning
  • Publishing
  • Entertainment 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Multidisciplinary Studies Department
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Multidisciplinary Studies Department
Indiana State University