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Bachelor’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies

This flexible program allows you to pursue a well-rounded degree tailored to your diverse interests and talents while making the most of the college credits you’ve already earned.



Create a personalized study plan focused on your passions and career objectives.


Graduate faster by applying previous college credit toward your degree.


Balance your coursework with work, family, and other life commitments.


Gain a highly marketable skillset to pursue a variety of career paths upon graduation.


Graduate from a university with international brand recognition.


Access faculty support and real-time mentoring from enrollment counselors.

A Degree Built for Your Goals and Your Life

If you’d like to study two to three things but can’t decide which, then Multidisciplinary Studies is the ideal major for you. It’s a well-rounded path to earning a degree if your interests lie in multiple areas that wouldn’t fit into a single undergraduate program.

Online Multidisciplinary Studies Degree


This program is designed to encourage creativity, innovation, and critical thinking, while also preparing you with marketable skills that can help you successfully pursue and thrive in a wide range of careers—from education, government, and management, to human resources, law enforcement, and nonprofit management.

As part of your online degree, you’ll take coursework from three focus areas of your choosing. Specializations are offered in business, communication, data science, geography, global affairs & political science, health, humanities, and sociology.

You’ll also have an additional 27 credit hours devoted to electives, to further customize your degree to your career goals and interests.

100% Online, Designed To Fit Your Lifestyle

Coursework is offered 100% online, so learners can keep their work, life, and education in balance.
Maximize Your Prior College Experience

If you have previous college experience, you may be eligible to transfer your credits and apply them toward graduation from UTSA, shortening the time-to-completion of your degree—sometimes significantly. In fact, the flexibility and multidisciplinary nature of this program allows you to transfer credits in a variety of disciplines and the make the most of your earlier college work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition for the B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies is set at $450 per unit. Each class consists of three units.

You may qualify for financial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships. For eligibility, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the applicable aid year. UTSA’s federal school code is 010115. You must complete a new application each year you are attending.

As a Military Friendly School, we offer many programs to support our students in the military, our veterans, and their families, while working closely with the UTSA Veterans Certification Office. Veterans and military families, please note that UTSA’s Online B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies is not eligible for the Hazelwood Act benefit.

Because the Multidisciplinary Studies degree focuses on developing a broad set of marketable skills, our graduates pursue a wide variety of careers. The most common industries our graduates enter include education, government, management, human resources, law enforcement, nonprofit management, and employment services. Many go on to pursue graduate degrees.

The online Multidisciplinary Studies program offers eight specializations:

  • Business – Course topics include accounting; economics; business law; information systems for management; and organization theory, behavior, and management.
  • Communication – Course topics include digital business communication; foundations of communication; language and communication theory; persuasion; and rhetorical communication analysis.
  • Data Science – Course topics include programming for data science, data visualization, data mining, and machine learning, and statistics. Students who complete the data science focus area as part of a bachelor’s degree will be eligible to also receive the undergraduate certificate in data science.
  • Geography – Course topics include what links and differentiates cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes, and environments across the world, while using geographic technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and online mapping.
  • Global Affairs & Political Science – Course topics include transnational crime, terrorism, trafficking, pandemics, global development, human rights and environmental issues such as global warming. This program aims to provide students with skills for a variety of careers in government jobs in international affairs or international law, international business, and military and intelligence.
  • Health – Course topics include community and public health; drugs and health; human nutrition; weight management; and program planning and evaluation.
  • Humanities – Course topics include history of ideas; history of cultures; introduction to humanities; and global humanities.
  • Sociology – Course topics include race and ethnic relations; social context of drug use; criminology; gender; and qualitative research methods.

The program also includes 27 credit hours of elective courses, providing plenty of opportunity to customize your degree to your interests and career objectives.

Time-to-completion will vary based upon the number of previously earned credits that are eligible for transfer. If taking the full 120 credit hours required, it can take four to five years, depending on course load. With transfer credit, the time to graduation may be significantly less—possibly one to two years.

A maximum of 66 credit hours of lower division (freshman and sophomore) transfer work from a community college will be allowed to apply to a bachelor’s degree at UTSA. If you have exceeded the 66 hours of lower division work, the most applicable 66 credit hours will be applied to the degree you would like to earn. In order to earn a degree from UTSA, all students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 applicable credits at UTSA.

There is no maximum number of transferable hours from a four-year regionally accredited institution. However, the applicability of the transfer coursework to the degree you would like to earn must be determined. Any coursework that does not correspond to courses offered by the university may transfer as elective credit.

All applicants to the Multidisciplinary Program are subject to the standard UTSA requirements. Fill out the form on this page or call (210) 672-2556 to speak to an enrollment counselor.


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