Students who earn the associate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies must complete a minimum of 60 credits.
GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
Six of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.
ELECTIVES: 15 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 30 credits
This includes six credits of General Education GWS courses.
PRESCRIBED COURSES: Six credits
- ENGL 015 GWS (Recommended semesters 1-2)
- CAS 100 GWS (Recommended semesters 3-4)
FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR: One credit
ADDITIONAL COURSE: Three credits
ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C, or ENGL 202D (Recommended semesters 3-4)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
- Select 3 credits in any course designated as arts* (Sem: 1-4)
- Select 3 credits in any course designated as humanities* (Sem: 1-4)
- Select 3 credits in any course designated as social and behavioral sciences* (Sem: 1-4)
- Select 3 credits in any course designated as physical, biological, or earth sciences* (Sem: 1-4)
- Select 9 credits in any one of the following areas*: arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and quantification, and foreign language skills. (If foreign language courses are chosen, it is recommended that these courses be in one foreign language sequence.) (Sem: 1-4)
For more program information, contact Dr. Thomas Lynn at 610-396-6298 or [email protected]. For admissions information, contact the Penn State Berks Admissions Office at 610-396-6060.
A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
#The required credits of General Education and Requirements for the Major must be baccalaureate-level courses. For students intending to seek admission to a baccalaureate program upon graduation, it is recommended that most, if not all, of the courses be at the baccalaureate level. For those students who will seek a bachelor of arts degree upon graduation from Multidisciplinary Studies, it is strongly recommended that a foreign language be taken since admission to a bachelor of arts program in the College of the Liberal Arts requires one college-level course, or the equivalent, in a foreign language.
*Courses will satisfy the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and quantification requirements are defined on the Multidisciplinary Studies checksheet, which may be obtained from the College of the Liberal Arts associate dean for undergraduate studies at the University Park campus or from any Multidisciplinary Studies representative at other locations.
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