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Bachelor of Arts

Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) at Boise State University is designed for adult students returning to college. Our flexible program allows you to maximize the impact of your previous education to expedite your bachelor’s degree. We understand your need to balance school with your professional, personal and life responsibilities. Our student success team will guide you to integrate your long-term goals with our relevant coursework that can be completed online or flex, a combination of on-campus and online. You can do this. It’s time to finish what you started.

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Bachelor's of Arts, Multidisciplinary Studies Program at a Glance

What Can You Do With a Multidisciplinary Studies Degree?

Boise State’s Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies program prepares you for management and leadership roles. Graduates utilize skills from the program to define problems and opportunities, gather and evaluate evidence and communicate effectively in multiple contexts for a variety of audiences

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How Do I Apply To This Program?

To be considered for program admission, applicants must have:

  • 58 or more college credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher to be admitted to Boise State.
  • Significant life experience (such as several years of work experience, parenting, volunteering, or military service)
  • Not already earned a bachelor’s degree

*Students who do not meet the credits required should explore our Online Degree Pathway or contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

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How Much Does This Program Cost?

The following is an example of the total program cost for a fully online student completing the 30 credits of program-specific courses required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies. This estimate also assumes you begin the program as core-certified. Should you need additional courses to reach core-certification, additional course fees will apply.

Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee$50
Courses (30 total credits @ $350 per credit*)$10,500
Books (estimate)$1,200
Graduation Application Fee$20
Approximate Total Investment$11,770
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access which are all required for this program.Varies

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How Can I Tailor My Degree To My Interests?

Make your degree as unique as you are! Choose an emphasis area of courses, certificates or other programs to add to your degree based on your interests. Your personalized degree plan gives you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.  

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What Support Will I Have?

The Boise State Multidisciplinary Studies program features a network of individuals who are here to make sure you are a success in the program! From Student Success Coaches who guide you through the admissions process to Advisors who help you overcome challenges as you navigate your degree plan, to Faculty who spend time examining subjects and how they apply to your life outside of school, to staff who work to remove barriers for students and ensure as smooth a journey as possible for students, we are here to help.

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MDS Flex Program

In the Flex pathway, your major required courses are fully online, while the classes you select toward your degree plan could be face-to-face, evenings/weekends, online classes, or a combination of all of the above. You will work closely with your academic advisor to develop a plan that meets your goals.

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Need More Information?

We’re here to help! From deciding if an online degree is right for you to figuring out what credits transfer from previous schools, talking to a Student Success Coach is the best place to start.

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We Bring The Blue To You

Boise State Online MDS students can be found across the nation as noted by the blue pins on the map. Learn more on this interactive map, or visit the Google map.

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Once you’ve completed your program orientation, you’ll be assigned a Student Success Advisor. Academic Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor. Together you will discuss and develop a plan for your degree.

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