Why should I choose a multidisciplinary degree?
by UTEP Connect
Are you interested in so many things that you can’t pick just one?
Have you taken college classes before and need a degree that lets you use as many of those credits as possible?
A multidisciplinary degree may be the perfect choice for you. An online multidisciplinary studies degree gives you the flexibility to fit degree requirements to your needs and passions without having to commit yourself to a single area of study.
The truth about being “undecided”
Deciding on a major can be an overwhelming decision that even keeps some students from starting school. "Undecided" is the most commonly declared major for students starting college, and the average student changes majors three times. The fact is, it's normal to have more than one passion, it’s talked about in one of the most popular TED talks "Why some of us don't have one true calling." With that said, you can save yourself from the stress of indecision by selecting a multidisciplinary major.
The online multidisciplinary program available through UTEP Connect allows you to choose from up to three different academic areas. For example, you could take nursing, art and advertising courses to prepare for a job illustrating medical books or journals, or you could combine criminal justice and communication classes if you aspire to work in the media. The choices you make will prepare you for your future, while the online option will make it easier to fit your studies into your busy schedule.
Back to school benefits
Maybe you started a history major several years ago, but now you want to be a health services manager.
In this instance, an online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies program with area of interest in history and wellness would allow you to use your prior history credits. Because you won’t have to take as many courses to graduate, you will ultimately be able to finish school faster.
Multidisciplinary studies and the workplace
Earning a multidisciplinary studies degree online is perfect for today's changing work environment, when new career fields frequently materialize. Companies are looking for employees who can embrace change and flexibility, and a multidisciplinary studies degree shows you can approach situations from multiple viewpoints – a highly sought-after ability in an age when companies like Apple are creating teams of doctors, scientists, computer programmers and lawyers to combat diabetes.
Similarly, educators are finding that schools with a multidisciplinary approach involving teachers, social workers, business leaders and healthcare providers are better equipped to evaluate students and create personalized learning plans.
Completing an online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies program through UTEP Connect shows you have the broad range of knowledge, skills and perspectives that employers are looking for. Contact 1-800-684-UTEP to get started today.