ACADEMIC MAP
Multidisciplinary Studies B.A

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COLL 101 ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 101 COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences GEN ED PRE-REQUISITE
MINOR 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences GEN ED PRE-REQUISITE
MINOR 3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences GEN ED PRE-REQUISITE
MATH 121, 126 OR HIGHER 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ENGL 102 ~COMPOSITION 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GENERAL EDUCATION 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences OR Minor Course
MINOR 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GENERAL EDUCATION 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences OR MINOR COURSE
MINOR 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

The Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies is a rigorous program with a foundation in the arts and sciences. It provides preparation for graduate and professional degrees beyond specialized andprimarily professional/career focused bachelor''s degree programs. The degree is comprised of three related minors areas, which each student selects and then demonstrates how these areas contribute to their educational and career goals. Minors currently available include: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Fine Arts (Art Music, or Theater), History, Literature,Psychology, and Sociology.

MILESTONE COURSE:

These courses are the keys to graduation. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to stay on time for completion.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING:

The BA in Multidisciplinary studies provides a pathway for students who plan to earn a masters degree or professional degree in the health science (medicine, physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) human services (counseling, psychology, social work), theology/divinity, law, or attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences. For students undecided about a career path, this degree offers an opportunity to combine the three minors in unique ways.

CAPSTONE COURSE:

ELECTIVES: Course sequencing for the MDS requires careful advising each semester based on the requirements of the minors selected. Electives must be chosen carefully to ensure program completion.

CONCURRENT COURSES:


CERTIFICATION:

APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO MDS:

Students must complete at least 30 credits hours in MDS General education curriculum with at least one course in each general education strand with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average before applying for admission. Submit a formal application to MDS Program Office. The application includes a Letter of Intent that identifies the student’s three proposed minors and explains how the student will combine these disciplines to achieve their education or career goals.

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
121

2020-2021
 
ACADEMIC MAP
Multidisciplinary Studies B.A

Semester 5

COURSE CR COMMENTS
MINOR 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 1,2 OR 3 AS NEEDED 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ELECTIVE (MDS ADVISOR APPROVED) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 6

COURSE CR COMMENTS
MINOR 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 1,2 OR 3 AS NEEDED 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ELECTIVE (MDS ADVISOR APPROVED) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 7

COURSE CR COMMENTS
MDS 491 PROJECT PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 1,2 OR 3 AS NEEDED 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ELECTIVE (MDS ADVISOR APPROVED) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 8

COURSE CR COMMENTS
MDS 492 SENIOR PROJECT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MINOR 3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 12

The Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies is a rigorous program with a foundation in the arts and sciences. It provides preparation for graduate and professional degrees beyond specialized andprimarily professional/career focused bachelor''s degree programs. The degree is comprised of three related minors areas, which each student selects and then demonstrates how these areas contribute to their educational and career goals. Minors currently available include: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Fine Arts (Art Music, or Theater), History, Literature,Psychology, and Sociology.

MILESTONE COURSE:

These courses are the keys to graduation. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to stay on time for completion.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING:

The BA in Multidisciplinary studies provides a pathway for students who plan to earn a masters degree or professional degree in the health science (medicine, physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) human services (counseling, psychology, social work), theology/divinity, law, or attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences. For students undecided about a career path, this degree offers an opportunity to combine the three minors in unique ways.

CAPSTONE COURSE:

ELECTIVES: Course sequencing for the MDS requires careful advising each semester based on the requirements of the minors selected. Electives must be chosen carefully to ensure program completion.

CONCURRENT COURSES:


CERTIFICATION:

APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO MDS:

Students must complete at least 30 credits hours in MDS General education curriculum with at least one course in each general education strand with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average before applying for admission. Submit a formal application to MDS Program Office. The application includes a Letter of Intent that identifies the student’s three proposed minors and explains how the student will combine these disciplines to achieve their education or career goals.

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
121

2020-2021

 
General Education Courses

2020-2021

 

BIOLOGY MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK


COURSES TO BE COMPLETTED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION

BIOL 115 — PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY4
BIOL 117 — INTRODUCTORY PHYSIOLOGY4
CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING (8 HOURS)
BIOL 107 — ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 4
BIOL 108 — ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 24
BIOL 211 — ZOOLOGY: ANIMALS AS ORGANISMS4
BIOL 212 — BOTANY: PLANTS AS ORGANISMS4
BIOL 219 — THE LIVING CELL4
COURSES SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING (10 HOURS)
BIOL 200 AND 201 — MICROBIOLOGY W/LAB 4
BIOL 371 — PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS4
BIOL 436 — GENERAL ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY3
BIOL 461— PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION3

 

BUSINESS MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK
COURSES TO BE COMPLETED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION
ECON 201 — MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 202 — MACROECONOMICS3
REQUIRED BUSINESS COURSES (18 HOURS)
ACCT 201 — PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING 13
MGMT 220 — PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 230 — PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
GBUS 310 — BUSINESS LAW 13
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS OR ECONOMICS
COURSE (Approved by MDS Advisor)
3
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS OR ECONOMICS
COURSE (Approved by MDS Advisor)
3

 

CHEMISTRY MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK
COURSES TO BE COMPLETED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION
CHEM 115 — FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY 14
CHEM 116 — FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY 24
REQUIRED CHEMISTRY COURSES (18 HOURS)
CHEM 233/235 — ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 W/LAB4
CHEM 234/236 — ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2 W/LAB4
CHEM 410/12 - BIOCHEMISTRY W/LAB4
PHYS 101 — INTRO TO PHYSICS 1 W/LAB4
UPPER LEVEL CHEMISTRY2
*NOTE: CHEMISTRY 111 DOES NOT MEET ANY REQUIREMENTS FOR MDS CHEMISTRY MINOR

 

 

COMMUNICATION MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK
COURSES TO BE COMPLETED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION
COMM 111 — FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
COMM 112 — SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION3
REQUIRED COMMUNICATION STUDIES COURSES (18 HOURS)
COMM 202 — INTERPERSONAL  COMMUNICATION3
COMM 304 — HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND RATIONAL DECISIONS3
COMM 306 — HUMAN COMMUNICATION N ORGANIZATIONS/INSTITUTIONS3
COMM 308 — NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION3
COMM 316 — INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
COMM 404 — PERSUASION THEORY AND RESEARCH3



FINE ARTS MINOR (SELECT ONE)

A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK

ART

Courses to be completed
from General Education

MUSIC

Courses to be completed
from General Education

THEATRE

Courses to be completed
from General Education

ART 101: 3 Credit HoursART 101: 3 Credit HoursART 101: 3 Credit Hours
MUSI 170: 3 Credit HoursMUSI 170: 3 Credit HoursMUSI 170: 3 Credit Hours
THEA 101: 3 Credit HoursTHEA 101: 3 Credit HoursTHEA 101: 3 Credit Hours
Completion of the following
(18 hours)
Completion of the following
(18 hours)
Completion of the following
(18 hours)
ART 111: 3 Credit HoursMUSI 121: 4 Credit HoursTHEA 102: 3 Credit Hours
ART 240: 3 Credit HoursMUSI 122: 4 Credit HoursTHEA 131: 3 Credit Hours
Choose one for 3 Credit Hours
ART 112, 213 OR 241
MUSI 171 - 190
Applied Music: 1 Credit Hour
THEA (lower level): 3 Credit Hours
ART (upper level studio): 
3 Credit Hours
MUSI 390 (upper level applied music):
3 Credit Hours
THEA 302 or THEA 404: 3 Credit Hours
ART 360: 3 Credit HoursMUSI 311:  3 Credit HoursTHEATRE HISTORY: 3 Credit Hours
MDS 460: 3 Credit HoursMDS 460: 3 Credit HoursMDS 460: 3 Credit Hours

NOTE: ALL FINE ARTS MINORS MDS 460: FINE ARTS SEMINAR (REQUIRED) 3 HOURS

 

HISTORY MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK
COURSES TO BE COMPLETED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION
SELECT HIST 101 - 102 OR HIST 152 - 153 (6 HOURS)
HIST 101 — WESTERN CIVILIZATION THROUGH REFORMATION3
HIST 102 — WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM REFORMATION3
HIST 152 — US HISTORY THROUGH CIVIL WAR3
HIST 153 — US HISTORY FROM RECONSTRUCTION3
SELECT 18 HOURS FROM THESE COURSES
HIST 250 — WEST VIRGINIA AND THE APPALACHIAN REGION3
HIST 302 — HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIANS3
HIST 306 — COLONIAL AMERICAN 1607 - 17633
HIST 310 — AFRICAN - AMERICAN HISTORY3
HIST 340 — AMERICAN CENTURY 1919 - 19893
HIST 355 — GREECE AND ROME3
HIST 360 — HISTORY OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT3
HIST 390 — LEGENDS, LORE, AND MYTHOLOGY3
HIST 410 — REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA:  1763 -17873
HIST 430 — CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION3
HIST 445 — HISTORY OF AMERICAN WOMEN3
HIST 463 — EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE AGES3
HIST 465 — RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION3
HIST 475 — MODERN EUROPE 1900 - PRESENT3

 

LITERATURE MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK
COURSES TO BE COMPLETED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION  (6 HOURS)
ENGL 131 — TYPES OF LITERATURE 13
ENGL 132 — TYPES OF LITERATURE 23
ENGL 221 — WORLD LITERATURE 13
ENGL 222 — WORLD LITERATURE 23
ENGL 241 — AMERICAN LITERATURE 13
ENGL 242 — AMERICAN LITERATURE 23
ENGL 261 — ENGLISH LITERATURE 13
ENGL 262 — ENGLISH LITERATURE 23
SELECT 3 HOURS FROM THESE COURSES
ENGL 213 — CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY3
ENGL 214 — CREATIVE WRITING: NONFICTION3
ENGL 215 — CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION3
SELECT 15 HOURS FROM THESE COURSES
ENGL 285 — GENDER IN LITERATURE3
ENGL 320 — MEDIEVAL LITERATURE3
ENGL 325 — SHAKESPEARE3
ENGL 330 — MILTON3
ENGL 335 — THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT3
ENGL 340 — THE VICTORIAN ERA3
ENGL 345 — MODERN & POST MODERN LITERATURE3
ENGL 410 — REGIONAL LITERATURE3
ENGL 415 - AMERICAN VOICES3
ENGL 420 — SINGLE AUTHOR3
ENGL 425 — TOPICS CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL LITERATURE3
ENGL 430 — COMPARATIVE LITERATURE3
ENGL 450 — LITERARY CRITICISM3

 

PSYCHOLOGY MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK
COURSES TO BE COMPLETED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION
PSYC 101 — INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 241 — INTRO TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY COURSES (18 HOURS)
PSYC 281 — ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
PSYC 318 — HISTORY & SYSTEMS3
PSYC 323 — INDUSTRIAL/ ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 350 — INTRO TO COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 362 — PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT3
PSYC 363 — THEORIES OF PERSONALITY3

 

SOCIOLOGY MINOR
A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED IN ALL MINOR COURSEWORK
COURSES TO BE COMPLETED FROM GENERAL EDUCATION
SOC 101 — INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 221 — MARRIAGE AND FAMILY3
REQUIRED SOCIOLOGY COURSES (18 HOURS)
SOC 107 — SOCIAL PROBLEMS3
SOC 302 — DEVIANT BEHAVIOR3
SOC 360 — GENDER HUMAN IDENTITY3
SOC 362 — SOCIOLOGY OF AGING3
SOC 390 — WORLD CULTURES THROUGH FILM3
SOC 405 — SOCIAL INEQUALITY3

 




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