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Multidisciplinary Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #176 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The Multidisciplinary Studies major at Stony Brook University, which offers no courses of its own, allows students who are interested in more than one discipline to design their own programs by drawing on courses from two or three different areas of study.
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Key Features

For example, students who wish to enter the health professions frequently combine biology with psychology, English, or sociology. Others with interests in the social or physical sciences may choose courses from those areas in conjunction with study in art, music, or theatre. Studies may be pursued to suit individual interests in one subject or time period such as international affairs or the colonial era. An academic minor may also fulfill one of the student's areas.

The individual programs of study for Multidisciplinary Studies majors at Stony Brook University are so diverse that no general statement can be made about their career paths after graduation. Majors frequently enter graduate or professional school or seek careers in business, education, or government agencies. Since the program of study requires careful planning, students choosing this major must see one of the MTD advisors to plan their individual program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Students seeking admission to the major should read the detailed instructions found on the program Web site. 
  • Each student must write a Curricular Plan which states the two or three areas of concentration that will satisfy the Course Distribution requirement, and explains how this selection serves his or her intellectual, professional, or personal goals. 
  • In addition, if any course to be credited toward one of the two or three areas of concentration does not bear the course designator of the corresponding department or program, the inclusion of that course must be justified in the Curricular Plan. Upon acceptance of the Plan by one of the Multidisciplinary Stu­dies advisors, the student will be admitted to the major. 
  • A student wishing to change areas of concentration or justify the inclusion of additional courses must submit a revised Curricular Plan for approval by one of the program advisors.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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