Letters Arts and Sciences student
Associate in Arts in
Multidisciplinary Studies

Courses

The 60-credit Associate in Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies is an excellent way to build a solid educational base and expand your career options as a working adult. In this program, you can enhance your written and speech communication skills and broaden your understanding of many subjects. You may also use the elective requirements for the degree to focus on a particular area of interest, such as business, history, or math. In addition, students in this associate degree program have ample opportunity to earn one or more related professional certificates along the way.

Contact an adviser by email or by phone at 800-252-3592 to learn more about how to reach these impressive, résumé-building milestones on your educational path to an associate degree.

The degree's 30 credits of major courses focus on writing and speaking skills, the arts, the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and quantification. A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the major.

Prescribed Courses (6 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Principles of communication, implemented through analysis and evaluation of messages, with some attention to formal speaking and group discussion.

    • GWS

      This course can be used to satisfy the Writing/Speaking (GWS) requirement.

  • 3
    credits

    Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.

    • GWS

      The credits earned in this course may be applied toward the Writing/Speaking (GWS) requirement.

Additional Courses (select 3 credits)

Select one of the following:

  • 3
    credits

    Introduces students to the types of writing that social scientists typically do in the workplace, including research proposals, proper citation practices, literature reviews, and research reports.

  • 3
    credits

    Instruction in writing persuasive arguments about significant issues in the humanities.

    • GWS

      This course can be used to satisfy the Writing/Speaking (GWS) requirement.

  • 3
    credits

    Writing for students in scientific and technical disciplines.

    • Prerequisite

      ENGL 15, ESL 15, ENGL 30, and 4th Semester standing OR ENGL 137H, ENGL 138T, and 4th Semester standing

    • GWS

      This course can be used to satisfy the Writing/Speaking (GWS) requirement.

  • 3
    credits

    Writing reports and other common forms of business communication.

    • Prerequisite

      (ENGL 15 or ENGL 30) and fourth-semester standing

    • GWS

      The credits earned in this course may be applied toward the Writing/Speaking (GWS) requirement.

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (21 credits)

  • Any additional course designated arts (GA) — 3 credits
  • Any additional course designated humanities (GH) — 3 credits
  • Any additional course designated social and behavioral sciences (GS) — 3 credits
  • Any additional course designated natural sciences (GN) — 3 credits
  • Any combination of courses in ONE of the following areas: arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and quantification; one foreign language — 9 credits

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Courses chosen in consultation with an adviser.

General Education Requirements

Some General Education requirements may be satisfied by courses required for the major. Students should work with an adviser to select courses.

  • Arts (GA): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 3 credits
  • Quantification (GQ): 3 credits
  • Any General Education course, including Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked courses): 3 credits
  • United States Cultures (US), or International Cultures (IL) or combined designation (US; IL): 3 credits
    May be satisfied by designated courses that also meet other degree or General Education requirements.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum (W, M, X, Y): 3 credits
    May be satisfied by designated courses that also meet other degree or General Education requirements.

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