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.
In addition to the general education curriculum, a BMDS degree consists of three minors selected from the offerings of the College of Liberal Arts and the professional schools serving undergraduates at the University of Mississippi. Minor requirements must total a minimum of 45 semester hours. Courses used to satisfy the general education core curriculum requirements may not be used to meet minor requirements. Grades of D may not be included among the courses fulfilling the requirements for minors. The total number of credits required to complete Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies degree is 120 semester credit hours:
- Core Curriculum - 30 credit hours
- Three Minors - 45 to 63 credit hours
- Electives - 27 to 45 credit hours
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.