Adult Degree Completion

Interdisciplinary Studies

A student who wishes to pursue a specific topic or theme that crosses disciplinary lines and for which there is no formal major at the college may choose to major in interdisciplinary studies. Any topic, for which there are sufficient courses in the catalog to meet the requirements of the major, may form the basis for an interdisciplinary major. 

Interdisciplinary Studies at the Mount

Mount Saint Mary College offers close faculty-student interaction and professional guidance, as well as a solid education across two to three disciplines in these areas of study.

Once a student decides to pursue this major, he/she is referred to the advisor for interdisciplinary studies. Under advisement, the student will design a course plan for their major and electives. This plan may include as many as nine credits through an approved Prior Learning Assessment portfolio toward the major area.

In consultation with the advisor for interdisciplinary studies, the student shall develop an interdisciplinary studies program with concentrations tailored to his/her interests and career aspirations.

The Mount's hybrid online and on-campus degree programs allow students to access coursework through the web-based Learning Management System, maximizing student convenience and flexibility. Work with your classmates and faculty from home, train, office, or anywhere else to complete your degree.

Career Outlook

Students earning a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies will have a wide array of employment opportunities, depending on the concentrations they choose. For example, a student with concentrations in Criminology, Sociology, and Psychology would be in a good position to pursue a law degree. Alternatively, a student with Information Technology and Business concentrations would be appealing in any management role.

Earning this degree will give students a distinctive advantage as the degree is customized to their unique skillset and can be applied to individual career aspirations.

For more information on the occupational outlook for those with a bachelor's degree, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Continue your education at the Mount

Visit our Admissions web page to learn more about the benefits of our adult degree completion program, register for an Info Session, or start your application online today. Our academic advisors are ready to guide you through the enrollment process. Call the Office of Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs at 845-569-3223 or email adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu for more information.