Multidisciplinary Degree Requirements


The Multidisciplinary major allows students to focus on two areas of academic study, develop critical thinking skills, and improve their ability to effectively speak and write.

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete the following in addition to the Concordia Common Experience curriculum and major requirements:

General Education Requirements


3 hours from one of the following courses:

    • ENG 2301 Survey of Classicism
    • HIS 2321 Western Civilization to 1715
    • HIS 2322 Western Civilization from 1715
    • HIS 3308 Asian History and Culture
    • HIS 3301 History of Mexico
    • HIS 3314 Traditions/Values of Classical Civilizations
    • HON 3311 Critical Thinking about Great Texts
    • PHL 3301 Survey of Western Philosophy

Modern Language

Complete two consecutive terms (at least six credit hours) of a non- English language

Supporting Courses (11 hours)

    • MDS 4201 Multidisciplinary Capstone Course

Plus 9 hours (3-4 courses) from the following list:

    • ENG 2301 Survey of Classicism
    • ENG 3311 Advanced Writing
    • HIS 2321 Western Civilization to 1715
    • HIS 2322 Western Civilization from 1715
    • MUS 2250 Introduction to World Music and Culture + 1 Fine Art credit (e.g., MUS 11xx,applied music lesson)
    • PHL 3301 Survey of Western Philosophy
    • POLS 1303 American Government Citizenship
    • REL 3333 Introduction to Christian Ethics
    • REL 3381 Major World Religions
    • SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC/HIS 2306 Race and Ethnic Relations

Multidisciplinary Requirements (36 hours)

Choose two block areas from the following list. In each block take eighteen credit hours, at least twelve hours of which must be upper-level; of which at least six upper-level credit hours in each block must be taken from Concordia University Texas. Courses cannot double count from one eighteen hour block to another or from the Supporting Course list:

    • Accounting
    • Biology
    • Business (any course that satisfies the requirements of the BBA degree may be used)
    • Chemistry
    • Classical/Biblical Languages
    • Communication
    • Computer Science
    • Criminal Justice and Criminology
    • English
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Environmental Science
    • Finance
    • Fine Arts (includes music, theater, and art)
    • Healthcare Administration
    • History
    • Human Resource Management
    • Kinesiology
    • Legal Studies
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical and Earth Science (includes physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and geography)
    • Political Science
    • Pre-seminary Studies** (see below)
    • Psychology
    • Religion
    • Religious Education (NOTE: this block does not qualify a student to be a registered church worker)
    • Sociology

**Pre-seminary Studies

    • REL 3341 Lutheran Doctrine or REL 3342 Lutheran Confessions
    • REL 33xx Elective
    • COM 2301 Human Communication Theory
    • COM 3304 Group Dynamics AND
    • Either 6 hours of Psychology or 6 hours of Sociology as follows:
    • PSY 1311 Introduction to Psychology
    • PSY 33xx Upper-level Psychology elective or
    • SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 33xx Upper-level Sociology elective

Elective Hours

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total number of hours to 120 of which 39 must be upper-level.

It is highly recommended that students seek assistance from their Academic Advisor well in advance of registration each semester to create/revise their personal plan for their unique multidisciplinary goals.

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