Multidisciplinary Studies B.A.
The Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS) degree at the University of Montana is intended for students seeking to complete a flexible Bachelor’s degree with coursework from departments across the university, providing each student an opportunity to reach beyond disciplinary boundaries and to create a degree program that is tailored to meet their unique education and career goals. The multidisciplinary nature of the program is designed to develop students’ ability to combine different fields into a structured format and is meant to encourage and support creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and integrative and experiential learning.
As part of the curriculum, students must develop a degree plan tailored to their academic and professional goals. Students will initially meet with an academic advisor from the College of Humanities & Sciences Advising Center who will assist the student in developing a proposed degree plan curriculum which must satisfy each of the following requirements:
Earn at least 120 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
A minimum of 30 credits must be earned from the University of Montana-Missoula
Satisfy the University of Montana General Education requirements
The University of Montana will accept transfer students with completed AA or AS degrees from other regionally accredited institutions as having fulfilled their UM general education requirements.
Complete a Multidisciplinary Studies Track, including a minimum of 39 upper division credits which satisfies the following:
The Track represents a cohesive set of courses from at least two different academic disciplines, with:
at least 15 upper division credits in one of these disciplines;
at least 3 of the upper division credits in a senior level capstone experience to be determined in consultation with an academic advisor (i.e. capstone, internship, applied research project, thesis, etc.)
The Track must be approved through one of the following:
A committee of at least 3 faculty representatives from the academic disciplines integrated into the Track;
OR: A pre-approved Multidisciplinary Studies Track that has been developed in consultation with faculty from multiple disciplines, and approved by the Dean of the College of Humanities & Sciences.
A grade of “C-” or higher must be earned in all courses in the Track.
Bachelor of Arts - Multidisciplinary Studies
College of Humanities & Sciences
Degree Specific Credits: 39
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Catalog Year: 2020-21
General Education Requirements
Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.
Upper-Division Core Courses