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ODU's Cross-Disciplinary Studies major enables students to design a program of study that meets their individual needs better than a traditional academic major.
Degrees offered:
  • Associate of Arts in Cross-Disciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cross-Disciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Cross-Disciplinary Studies
This major is ideal for transfer students who come to Ohio Dominican with a large amount of previous credits, students who don't have a singular career path, and students who wish to tailor the curriculum to their specific interests and strengths.
 
Students works with faculty and an advisor to select courses that build on previous academic background and/or professional experience to achieve their educational and professional goals.

Cross-Disciplinary Studies majors are not eligible for teacher licensure. 

Students interested in a Cross-Disciplinary Studies major should contact the Academic Advising Center to discuss interests and possible curriculum.

Outcomes & Careers


ODU's Cross-Disciplinary Degree is a great foundation for just about any career or graduate and professional school. Its self-designed structure allows you to take charge of your own learning that will contribute to your educational and professional goals.

The fields of medicine and health care, education, law, marketing, and social services are ideal for students who have a strong liberal arts foundation and cross-disciplinary degree.
  • A.A. in Cross-Disciplinary Studies
    • Completion of Associate Degree Core Requirements.
    • Sixty (60) credits of which 15 must be earned after the student enters the Cross-Disciplinary Studies major.
    • 3 semester credits in Philosophy or Theology.
    • 3 semester credits in Mathematics or Science.
    • 3 semester credits in Literature, Language or Art.
    • 3 semester credits in Social Science.
    • No more than 3 credits may be in student teaching, methods, internship or fieldwork.
  • B.A. in Cross-Disciplinary Studies
    • Completion of the Liberal Arts Core General Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree (i.e., Core Curriculum Fundamentals, Core Seminars, and Disciplinary Studies Requirement).
    • Completion of an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 36 credit hours, of which 24 credits must be at the 200-level or above including at least 9 credits at the 300-level or above.
    • The program of study must consist of at least two concentrations with a minimum of 15 credit hours in each concentration.
    • Twenty-four (24) credit hours must be earned after the declaration of the major.
    • Students with appropriate prerequisites may either complete the senior capstone (479) in one of the areas of concentration or complete CORE/CDS 479.
  • B.S. in Cross-Disciplinary Studies
    • Completion of the Liberal Arts Core General Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree (i.e., Core Curriculum Fundamentals, Core Seminars, and Disciplinary Studies Requirement).
    • Completion of an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 36 credit hours, of which 24 credits must be at the 200-level or above including at least 9 credits at the 300-level or above.
    • The program of study must consist of at least two concentrations with a minimum of 15 credit hours in each concentration.
    • At least 15 credit hours of the major coursework must be in mathematics, natural, or social science disciplines.
    • Twenty-four (24) credit hours must be earned after the declaration of the major.
    • Students with the appropriate prerequisites may either complete the senior capstone (479) in one of the areas of concentration or complete CORE/CDS 479.