The Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) Major at Ashland University requires the completion of all general baccalaureate degree requirements, two cognate areas and MDS 490: Multidisciplinary Studies Capstone Experience. As a comprehensive major, the two cognate areas and the capstone experience must total at least 60 credit hours.
Admission to the Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) major is not automatic. To apply, submit the MDS Major Proposal Form.
The proposal form requires:
- A list of all courses taken to date for each cognate area, as well as any proposed courses yet to be taken for each cognate area.
- The proposal should define a systematic body of knowledge and demonstrate a logical progression within the curriculum. Movement through the major should progress from an introductory to an advanced level.
- Once the program is approved by the two faculty MDS Liaisons and their respective deans, the completed proposal will be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for verification and inclusion in the student’s permanent file.
- A separate permission form is required for enrollment in MDS 490: Multidisciplinary Capstone Experience. This form must be submitted along with a proposal for the project to be conducted during the capstone: MDS 490: Multidisciplinary Capstone Form.