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Multidisciplinary Studies (University College)

This program allows students to design their own degree by choosing three minors instead of one major. Many students who complete the BMDS in University College do so by making use of online course work and/or transfer credit through the B.A. Pathway program.

Career Profile

The career path for graduates varies widely because of the customized nature of the "three minor" structure. Students commonly choose three minors that will directly support their career path.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

MDS 199 Orientation to MDS JRL 101 Media & Society CDFS 110 Families Across the Life Span RELG 102 Introduction-World Religions COMM 104 Public Communication

Senior Year

MDS 489 Capstone BUSA 310 Survey of Business Law CDFS 414 Adolescent Problems/Disorders GEOG 102 World Regions NAS 200 Intro: Native American Studies

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.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Alumni Profile

Brittany Bush

"I knew that online classes were the only way I could really achieve my educational goals, without having to drastically change my lifestyle. After much research, I found that WVU had one of the best online programs in the state. Their online program provided me with options that I would have never thought were available to me. I transferred to WVU’s online B.A. Pathway program shorty after. I can honestly say, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

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