Multidisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts

The Multidisciplinary Studies program provides the student with a core of general education studies.

What will I learn in the associate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies online program?

In addition to skills from a core of professionally-oriented general education studies, you’ll be able to select from a wide variety of elective courses. This ability to customize your education – and your degree – is what makes your degree in multidisciplinary studies so relevant to your career future.

What careers can I pursue with an associate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies?

It is literally up to you. Customize your education to advance your career options in a number of professional fields. And because the skills you’ll gain in the core classes are universally important in professional settings, you could work almost anywhere.

How long is this online Multidisciplinary Studies associate degree program?

At 60 credit hours, your multidisciplinary studies degree program is designed to be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will the associate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies online program cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Multidisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts

Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Program Outcomes

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
Core Professional Competencies

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these six critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • 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.

Multidisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts

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

Multidisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts

Grantham University’s 100% online coursework is designed to help you prepare for success in your next career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 6
General Education Core Credits: 30
Electives Credits: 24
Total Credit Hours: 60
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 6
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: HU260 Title: Strategies for Decision Making Credits: 3
  This course examines critical thinking and the analysis of arguments in terms of premises, reasons, and conclusions. Course topics include obstacles to critical thinking, diagramming arguments, belief and doubt, logical fallacies, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, inferences, and judging scientific theories.
Course: FIN210 Title: Personal Finance Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides the student with a basic understanding of personal financial planning. The course is designed to help students understand how to plan for a successful financial future for themselves and their families. The course offers a comprehensive treatment of financial planning to help students understand the complexities of today's financial world and evaluate their financial options through a formal decision-making approach.
General Education: 30
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: English Composition Credits: 6
Course: Math Credits: 6
Course: Natural/Physical Science Credits: 3
Course: Computer Science Credits: 3
Course: Oral Communication Credits: 3
Course: Humanities and Fine Arts Credits: 3
Course: Social/Behavioral Science Credits: 3

This program is not approved for Federal Student Aid (Title IV) educational benefits.