What is a Multidisciplinary Major?
In the Multidisciplinary major, students select two areas of interest and craft their own
personalized degree plan following the guidelines set forth by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This major is perfect for the student who wants to pursue more than one passion, and seeks maximum flexibility in his/her undergraduate experience. A Capstone course is required to help prepare each student for his/her post undergraduate plans, whether that be attending graduate school or launching a career.
The Multidisciplinary program provides a classical liberal arts education, covering a variety of academic areas. Students will choose from two programmatic block areas from the list to the right. In each block, students must take 18 credit hours, at least 12 hours of which must be upper-level, and of which at least 6 upper-level credit hours in each block must be taken from Concordia University Texas. Courses cannot double-count from one 18-hour block to another, or from the supporting course list. This major allows students to choose course combinations that suit their interests and needs.
Curriculum Overview for a Multidisciplinary Major
Through the Multidisciplinary program, students have the freedom to direct their studies in any one of several directions, gaining the versatility and flexibility so important in a changing environment.
Here are some highlighted courses:
Introduction to Christian Ethics: A study of ethical behavior and norms provided by the Christian faith. Attention is given to both Christian ethical theory and contemporary personal and moral issues.
Introduction to Sociology: This course teaches the application of sociological analysis and concepts to American society.
Race and Ethnic Relations: Emphasis on race and ethnic relations as a national concern with emphasis on these concerns in the Southwest.
In today's highly mobile and diverse society, career changes are commonplace; numerous studies have indicated that, after 10 years of work, perhaps as many as 80 percent of college graduates have jobs with little or no direct relationship to their undergraduate majors. Through the Multidisciplinary program, students have the freedom to direct their studies in any one of several directions, gaining the versatility and flexibility so important in a changing environment.
Additionally, a multidisciplinary major allows you to spread your wings: What better major for those who dream to study abroad.
- Rehabilitation Counselors
- Advertising Sales Agent
- Environmental Scientist
- Human Resources Specialist
Why go for a Multidisciplinary major?
A Multidisciplinary degree provides a perfect platform for those looking to pursue a graduate school degree. Students may create their own curriculum by choosing courses from two programmatic block areas in combinations to suit their interests and needs. Students in this program become more versatile, a quality exceedingly important in today’s workforce. Classes such as Asian History and Culture, Critical Thinking about Great Texts and Advanced Writing prepare students for their careers after college.
Will declaring a Multidisciplinary major make me employable?
Yes! A report by the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University Systems indicates that, as training for many fields becomes highly specialized, employers have a need for "generalists" and are looking for well-rounded, flexible and creative graduates. Additionally, a Multidisciplinary major serves as excellent preparation for graduate study.