Why major in Multidisciplinary Studies?
Penn State Altoona’s Multidisciplinary Studies degree program allows you to uniquely tailor your course of study to meet your individual pursuits and is designed entirely by our students to meet their own goals and interests. Rather than focusing your classes on one subject, you will develop a program that combines at least three different academic areas.
For example, your primary interest may be criminal justice or business, but you want your college experience to include a broad liberal arts education as well. Or you might wish to focus on psychology but would like to include human development and family studies or counseling education courses in your overall plan. You may wish to be a science reporter or business journalist and therefore need to take upper-level classes not only in media writing but also in science and business.
The Multidisciplinary Studies degree puts you at the drafting table. Working closely with an adviser, you decide which classes best fit your interests and skills and build an undergraduate program that meets your needs.
Develop the Skills Employers Want
What do hiring managers look for in today’s college graduates? Critical thinking. Communication skills. Creative problem-solving. The Multidisciplinary Studies degree program at Penn State Altoona allows you to develop these vital skills while building on your own individual academic interests and strengths.
Below are some programs our Multidisciplinary Studies students have recently designed. Choose from these or create your own program and add it to this list!
Congratulations to our recent graduates!
Multidisciplinary Studies Contacts
Contact Sandy Petrulionis, the Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Program Coordinator.