B.M.D.S. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies
The Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies (B.M.D.S.) degree program offers students the opportunity to build a custom degree that serves their unique career, graduate, or personal goals. The degree is composed of a three-part structure: the university's general education core curriculum, three minors of the student's choice, and a wide selection of general elective courses.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
General Education Requirements
See the ‘General Education/Core Curriculum’ for the Department of General Studies
The total number of credits required to complete the Bachelor of Multi- Disciplinary Studies degree is 120 semester credit hours composed of the following:
- General Education Core Curriculum - 30 credit hours
- Three minors - 45 to 63 credit hours
- MDS 499: Multi-Disciplinary Studies Capstone - 3 credit hours
- Electives - 24 to 42 credit hours
Students select their three minors from any of the variety of minors offered by the College of Liberal Arts and the professional schools serving undergraduates at the University of Mississippi.
General elective credits may be taken from courses offered across the university. Of the elective credits, a maximum of 6 hours of Exercise and Leisure (EL) may be counted toward the degree.
Other Academic Requirements
Courses used to satisfy the general education core curriculum requirements may not be used to meet minor requirements.
A minimum of 30 credit hours of the 120 required for the degree must be taken at the 300, 400, or 500 level.
A minimum grade of C- is required in MDS 499.
Courses with a final grade below a C- may not be included among the courses fulfilling the requirements for any minor. If an individual minor requires a minimum GPA or a higher final grade for each course or specific courses within the minor, the student must meet those minimum grade or GPA requirements.
A student pursuing the Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies degree cannot select a minor that is also being used as a major or minor (or equivalent) area of study toward another degree. For example, a student majoring in history and minoring in English cannot use either history or English as minors toward a B.M.D.S. degree.