Multidisciplinary Studies (Education and Human Services)
The Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) program at WVU College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) offers the opportunity to design your own program of study to help you get the career you want. Develop a breadth of knowledge in your chosen career path by choosing from our array of minors, as well as minors available across campus. The MDS program emphasizes flexibility and problem-solving and helps students learn to use specialized knowledge from individual disciplines to analyze problems from divergent perspectives.
An MDS student at CEHS will choose three minor areas (two must be from CEHS) and must demonstrate how these fields of study work together toward his/her educational and/or career goals.
CEHS offers the following minors:
- Child Development and Family Studies
- Disability Studies
- Early Intervention
- Family and Youth
- Infant and Toddler
- Special Education
The Bachelor of MDS in the College of Education and Human Services is a gateway for those interested in working with individuals in business, the public sector, education, childcare, recreation centers, nonprofit organizations, health and human services, counseling, social work, psychology, sociology and career services. Or, students may pursue graduate work.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.