The Modular Multidisciplinary Major: An Alternative to Traditional Majors

The Modular Multidisciplinary Major: An Alternative to Traditional Majors. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 20-23, 1999, 194-196

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Yehuda L. Klein

CUNY Brooklyn College

Date Written: November 22, 1999

Abstract

Currently, most undergraduates major in a single academic discipline. For students whose intellectual interests or career objectives are more appropriately satisfied by crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries, the authors discuss the feasibility of multidisciplinary majors. Three models are studied: a fully integrated interdisciplinary major; a conventional major with an additional module (i.e., a minor) in a second field; and a modular multidisciplinary major comprising two (or more) modules. The option of a modular multidisciplinary major expands the number of majors available to students, and encourages students to broaden their academic and career horizons. Two pilot studies are discussed.

Keywords: college majors, minors, multidisciplinary majors, interdisciplinary majors, modular multidisciplinary majors

JEL Classification: A22, I20, I21

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser and Klein, Yehuda L., The Modular Multidisciplinary Major: An Alternative to Traditional Majors (November 22, 1999). The Modular Multidisciplinary Major: An Alternative to Traditional Majors. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 20-23, 1999, 194-196 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2329453

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

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Yehuda L. Klein

CUNY Brooklyn College ( email )

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Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

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