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
4 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Date Written: November 22, 1999
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
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