Earn a multidisciplinary studies degree close to home at Penn State Mont Alto.
The Multidisciplinary Studies baccalaureate program is a theme-oriented, student-designed major. Motivated, creative students interested in an individualized course of study find the degree attractive. The program’s flexibility helps a student prepare for a wide range of careers.
Consider Multidisciplinary Studies if
You want to complete a baccalaureate degree at Penn State Mont Alto and your interests span more than one discipline; intellectual curiosity makes the program a good fit if you have a unique mix of interests and want to build a specific combination of skills.
Each Multidisciplinary Studies degree is unique and designed by the individual.
Before entering the major, the student collaborates with the program adviser to formulate an academic plan to meet his/her education and career goals. The major (36 credits) includes courses in four skill areas (research proficiency, communication, critical thinking, and application of theory) and addresses a theme through five senior-level courses drawn from at least three subject areas and three additional courses at any level. Students may not duplicate existing Penn State majors. An important standard for entrance to the major is the student's ability to design a program with academic integrity worthy of a bachelor of arts degree.
Students must have a completed academic plan plus a GPA of at least 2.0 with 27.5 credits completed to be eligible for entrance into this major. Students may enter this degree from pre-major status at Penn State, after completing an associate degree, or as students with transfer credits from another college or earned during military service. Students who have completed 91 credits may not enter this major. Students with fewer than 27.5 credits should start in pre-major status.
Start here. Stay here.
Students who earn an associate degree at Penn State Mont Alto can create an individualized bachelor of arts degree by choosing the Multidisciplinary Studies program without ever leaving Penn State Mont Alto. This academic path is popular for students planning to pursue graduate degrees in their fields. Associate degrees in Multidisciplinary Studies are also available right here at Penn State Mont Alto.
Contact the Adviser
Professor Lauraine Hawkins is the campus adviser for these degree options and students will work closely with her each semester to ensure that they are making due progress toward the degree.