To earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies at Abington, a minimum of 120 credits is required in the following areas:
General Education: 46 Credits
Bachelor of Arts: 12-24 credits
Major: 36 credits; all major courses completed with a C or above
Electives: 4-16 credits
12 credits related to your theme and chosen to support your degree progress through the development of particular skills: research, critical analysis, communication, and the application of theory. These courses must relate to your theme and fulfill the requirements below:
Research Methods / Projects: 3 credits in a course that involves research methodology or that focuses on a research project relevant to your plan of study. Types of courses include all laboratory courses, all statistical analysis courses, and all research methodology courses.
Critical Analysis: 3 credits in a course that focuses on evaluation, synthesis, and analysis. Types of courses include criticism, comparative studies, and policy analysis.
Communication Skills: 3 credits in a course that focuses on verbal, written, or symbolic expression. Courses may include writing, acting, dance, fine arts, or any Writing Across the Curriculum course. ( a W or Y course).
Theory / Application: 3 credits in a course that focuses on theory, principles, central concepts, or fundamental issues in a disciplinary group. Types of courses include theory, basic problems, and basic principles. Required foundational course in a major may fulfill this requirement.
Additional Courses: 24 credits chosen to develop your major theme more deeply. Each course in this portion of the major must relate to your stated theme. In this area,
- A minimum of 15 credits must be at the 400 level
- 12 credits at the 400 level must represent at least three different subject areas
- At least 9 of the 24 credits must be in the humanities and the social sciences.
- In consultation with your adviser, you will select a 400-level course as the capstone course in your major. This course may be a regular 400-level course, an independent study course, a research-oriented course, and internship, or a Study Abroad course. Whatever form it takes, it should be a culminating course in your major, representing your highest level of achievement in attaining the goal(s) you set for yourself in your LASAB Proposal. It should bring together ideas you set forth in that proposal