Interdisciplinary

Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees
College of Arts and Science
114 Switzler Hall
(573) 882-6060

omd.missouri.edu

Faculty members are housed in departments and schools throughout the University of Missouri.

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Graduate Faculty Member - membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master's thesis committees, and serve on doctoral examination and dissertation committees.

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Doctoral Faculty Member - membership is required to chair doctoral examination or dissertation committees.  Graduate faculty membership is a prerequisite for Doctoral faculty membership.

Interdisciplinary Studies provides for the needs and interests of individual students who are not being served by one of the existing majors. The Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees is responsible for a variety of multidisciplinary majors, including Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, and General Studies. The website is omd.missouri.edu.

While MU does not offer graduate degrees specifically in interdisciplinary, the University does offer post-baccalaureate opportunities in a number of related areas, both within the College of Arts and Science, and in the other Schools and Colleges that make up the University. The catalog provides a complete list of these degree options.

INTDSC 1001: Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Studies

Lecture/discussion survey of time-management, note taking techniques, in the context of the three courses that are part of a Freshman Interest Group. Regular use of library, electronic mail and computing facilities is stressed. Elective credit only; students cannot receive credit for INTDSC 2001 and INTDSC 1001 or INTDSC 1150. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1


INTDSC 1020: University Freshmen Seminar

(same as SSC 1020). To maximize student's potential to achieve academic success and to adjust responsibly to the individual and interpersonal challenges presented by collegiate life. Attainment of an appropriate balance between personal freedom and social responsibility underlies all seminar activities. No credit for students who have earned credit for AFNR 1115, INTDSC 1001,IS_LT 1110, ED_LPA 3100 or an equivalent first year orientation course at another institution. Credit restrictions that apply to orientation classes apply to this course. Students are not allowed to be enrolled in SSC 1020 and SSC 1150 in the same semester.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: Restricted to freshman only


INTDSC 1940: Internship

Limited to freshmen/sophomores who are "undecided" or otherwise not accepted into a major. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 0-1


INTDSC 2001: Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Studies

Lecture/discussion survey of a range of issues of special importance for transfer students new to the University. Elective credit only; no credit for INTDSC 1001 and/or SSC 1150. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1


INTDSC 2940: Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies

Internship limited to students pursuing the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTDSC 2960: Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies

Independent readings with supervisory faculty member. Open only to Interdisciplinary Studies majors. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTDSC 4940: Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies

Internship limited to students pursuing the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6
Prerequisites: departmental Consent Required


INTDSC 4960: Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies

Independent readings with supervisory faculty member. Open only to Interdisciplinary Studies majors. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTDSC 4970: Service Learning Project.

Independent readings with supervisory faculty member; Students will engage in service activities, directly relevant to their areas of academic emphasis, in community not-for-profit agencies. At the same time as participants work in the community, they will research their agency and organization, undergo mock employment interviews, create a cover letter and resume based on the professional skills they have gained through their service, and reflect on careers and leadership in public service. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Prerequisites: restricted to Interdisciplinary, General Studies and International Studies students


INTDSC 4970W: Service Learning Project. - Writing Intensive

Independent readings with supervisory faculty member; Students will engage in service activities, directly relevant to their areas of academic emphasis, in community not-for-profit agencies. At the same time as participants work in the community, they will research their agency and organization, undergo mock employment interviews, create a cover letter and resume based on the professional skills they have gained through their service, and reflect on careers and leadership in public service. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Prerequisites: restricted to Interdisciplinary, General Studies and International Studies students


INTDSC 4971: Capstone Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies

Internship experience which serves as the student's capstone experience. Program advisor must approve internships. Section 2 of this course will be designated for Service Learning Capstone experience. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6