Multidisciplinary Studies Major Example

This example demonstrates:

  • Institutional Baccalaureate degree requirements
  • Two cognate areas consisting of 24 hours minimum. Of those 24 hours. at least 9 credit hours of courses are at the 300/400 level.
  • Inclusion of MDS 490: Multidisciplinary Studies Capstone Experience
  • That the multidisciplinary major is a comprehensive major, requiring at least 60 hours.
  • The possibility of elective hours needed to reach the required 120 hours for graduation.

Multidisciplinary Major:   Gerontology/Communication Studies

Appropriate careers > P.R. for Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Home or Hospital Administrator, director of Nursing, Long Term Care Owner In order to qualify in the state of Ohio for NHA license, one must have earned a Bachelors or higher degree in any field, plus volunteer hours approved by the Board of Examiners. (www.ohiobenha.org/)  

INSTITUTIONAL BACCALAUREATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

AOS (1) or (3)
Communications 3
Composition 1 3
Composition 2 3
Lifetime Wellness 2
Math/Logic 3
Religion 3
Aesthetics 6
Humanities 6
Natural Sciences 6
Social Sciences 6
Historical Reasoning 3
GPS (0-12) (Total 44-60)
COGNATE AREA #1: Gerontology Cognate: 3
SOCWK 323 Later Adulthood and Family 3
PSYC 224 Psychology of Aging 3
SOC 223 Sociology of Aging 3
SOCWK 324 Working with Older Adults 3
SOCWK 350 Death and Dying 3
ES/DIET 343 Active Aging/Wellness 3
or
HSFH 322 Physical Aging 3
Additional 6 Credit Hours
ES261 Medical Terminology 3
PHIL 280D Medical Ethics 3 (Total 24)
 COGNATE AREA #2: Communication Cognate:
COM 120 Foundations of Health Communication 3
COM 105 Argument and Advocacy 3
COM 211 Public Relations Writing 3
COM 302 Intercultural Communication 3
COM 305 Organizational Communication 3
COM 320 Health Communication 3
COM 370 Health Informatics 3
COM 420 Health Public Relations 3
COM 425 Risk and Crisis Communication 3 (Total 25)
MDS 490: Multidisciplinary Studies Capstone Experience 3
Major Electives minimum 8 (to reach 60 hours for comprehensive major)
Electives 0-16  as needed to reach 120
120 credit hours