B.M.D.S. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies
The Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies degree allows students to create a unique degree that is tailored toward their interests and career goals.
The Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies degree at the University of Mississippi allows students to pursue a well-rounded education from multiple disciplines, which provides the skills needed to be successful in almost any career.
With over 60 minors available to choose from in addition to a large number of elective hours built into the program, our Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies degree offers more opportunities for a student to select coursework from a variety of the university's nationally ranked programs.
B.M.D.S. graduates work in areas such as education (via alternate routes), advertising, sales, sports/recreation, management, marketing, media entertainment, non-profit, human services, public relations, event planning, law enforcement, and government service.
B.M.D.S. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies Faculty
Students in the Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary degree program learn from a diverse faculty in many different disciplines across the university.
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.
Admission to the Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies degree program requires submission of a supplemental application detailing reasons for the student's choice of each minor. The supplemental application is available on the Office of General Studies website at mds.olemiss.edu.
A husband and father who worked full-time while attending college, Rod Hickman completed his degree with minors in history, sociology and legal studies. A Lyceum Scholar, Rod went on to become Vice President of the UM School of Law Class of 2017.