May 22, 2017 - 10:04am -- Ashland University

Multidisciplinary Studies - Degrees for Dual Focus

A Multidisciplinary Studies degree allows students to devise individual programs with coursework from several areas of study.  English, psychology, political science and business are just some of the different majors that students can combine into a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary studies degree program. Graduates with a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies can go into many fields including counseling, journalism or advertising, depending on learners' selected areas of study. 

Communications is a Popular Course Amongst Multidisciplinary Studies Majors

  • A graduate degree in Communications can help you stand out among your peers by acquiring new skills and experiences
  • Communications is offered as a subject in its own right and can be taken further with a specialization at postgraduate level
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that there will be a 24% growth in employment of health and risk communication professionals by 2018
  • If your career will involve researching your industry’s practices or programs and sharing your findings, an MA in communications is perfect experience

Popular Careers & Salaries

  • Marketing Manager - Median annual salary in may 2015: $124,850 (bls) these professionals plan programs to generate interest in products or services
  • Public Relations Specialist - Median annual salary in may 2015: $56,770 (bls) these professionals are responsible for creating and maintaining a favorable image for the organizations they represent
  • Technical Writers - Median annual salary in may 2015: $70,240 (bls) technical writers prepare journal articles, instruction manuals, and other supporting documents to communicate complex information easily
  • Forensic Science Technician - Median annual salary in may 2015: $56,320 (bls) forensic science technicians aid criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence

Learn more about our Multidisciplinary Studies Degree today! 

Multidisciplinary Studies - Degrees For A Dual Focus

Sources:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication
https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/what-can-you-do-communications-degree
http://www.excite.com/education/business/communications/bachelor#how-will-a-bachelor’s-degree-in-communication-benefit-me
https://www.ashland.edu/graduate-admissions/masters-arts-communication-corporate-and-strategic
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-right-and-wrong-reasons-to-get-a-masters-in-communications