The Division of Multidisciplinary Programs, a new division only recently developed in 2012, integrates the previous Office of Interdisciplinary Programs with a couple of other original programs. This unique division offers several degrees, a few of which are made to be tailored to meet a student's needs.
As Stephen F. Austin State University is dedicated to offering the Lumberjack population those opportunities that will best prepare them for the challenges of living and working in a global community, it is the belief of our division that one of the strongest opportunities that we can provide is the option for interdisciplinary study and learning.
The degree programs housed within this new division are interdisciplinary in nature and have been designed to offer academic opportunities for students whose professional and educational desires either do not correlate with traditional major programs offered at the university or those who are seeking degrees that stress the importance of interdisciplinary discussion and knowledge. In this sense, students can personalize their own degree by merging two or more relatable areas of study to fit their needs.
This type of learning situation encourages students to broaden their academic horizons through participating in our enriching programs. These programs have been thoughtfully designed to display how similar academic and professional exchanges occur in differing arenas of study. We believe that linking these studies together better prepares students to solve complex problems encountered in everyday life.
The division houses the following degrees and minors:
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)
- Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS)
- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
- Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies (BSMS)
- Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS)
- Interdisciplinary Minors in: