Multidisciplinary Studies - Associates Degree Program for Veterans

Slide MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES - Associate of Arts The multidisciplinary studies program provides students with a foundation of general education studies. The multidisciplinary studies program allows students to take discipline-specific courses and electives within a broader degree program. The multidisciplinary studies degree is also suited for students looking to transfer from one discipline to another. There may be requirements in the new program that the student will need to fulfill, which means additional coursework. Students have the opportunity to pursue multiple concentrations that make themselves more valuable in the job market. For example, a student can take courses in accounting in order to gain traditional bookkeeping skills. They may opt to also take business administration courses to become familiar with managerial duties and data analytics, making them a more well-rounded business professional.

Associate of Arts


After successfully completing your multidisciplinary studies program, you will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate, analyze and synthesize knowledge from at least two disciplines
  • Present ideas in written and visual form across a variety of contexts
  • Use electronic, print and/or media information sources
  • Employ critical thinking skills to effectively solve problems


  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude – Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

Slide An Associate of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies can prepare you for a number of professional opportunities in private business or in the public sector.