Students must take a minimum of 30 semester hours at Ashland University. The last 12 hours of coursework, and at least one half of the student's work in the two cognate areas, must be taken at AU.
These programs of study are academically rigorous and require significant student initiative. Conceptualizing the major is the responsibility of the student, advisor, and the faculty mentors.
A student will work with their academic advisor who will coordinate with the faculty MDS Liaisons from each of the cognate areas, to design a Multidisciplinary Studies Major.
Interested students should contact their advisor who will review program requirements, application process, discuss the student's areas of interest, and assist the student in identifying the appropriate faculty MDS Liaisons to mentor the student. More information and the application form can be found: https://www.ashland.edu/cas/multidisciplinary-studies-major/programs
Once the program is approved by the faculty MDS Liaisons their respective deans, the completed proposal will be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for verification and inclusion in the student's permanent file.