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Interdisciplinary Studies Major

  • A student electing this major will be required to:
    • Apply to MMA and, if accepted, be assigned to the Interdisciplinary Studies’s coordinator.
    • Submit a proposal statement that outlines the academic/career oriented goal and courses of interest that will form the foundation of the curriculum plan.
    • Develop a curriculum plan with the faculty advisor who will propose a sequence of courses and prerequisites to meet the degree requirements.
  • Approval of application and admittance to this major will be conducted by a committee consisting of:
    • At least two faculty members representing the curriculum areas in the proposed plan.
    • A faculty member recommended by the program coordinator and appointed by the Academic Dean to serve as that student’s academic advisor.
  • Curriculum requirements include:
    • Minimum credit hours for BS degree – 120 credit hours
    • General Education, BS minimum requirements (41 credit hours) 
      • Humanities 
      • Social Sciences 
      • Math and Natural Sciences
    • Curriculum plan that integrates choices from TWO existing majors consisting of introductory to advanced level courses (approximately 34 credit hours in each of two areas, 68 total) OR
    • Curriculum plan that integrates choices from THREE existing majors consisting of introductory to advanced level courses (approximately 24 credit hours in each of three areas – 72 total).

The following tables outline the course options for a student in Interdisciplinary Studies.

General Education recommendations:

Composition

3 credit hours

Humanities I, II

6

Hum/SS Electives

9

Lab Science

4

Math to Calc I

4

Computer Science

3

Advanced Writing

3

Physical Education

2

Electives*

 

   Gen. Ed Subtotal

34

   Plus Electives

18 or 14 credit hours*

*In addition to the general education requirements, students will be required to choose free electives to bring the total credit hours to at least 120. Therefore, in a program that focuses on 2 areas of study, a student needs to take 18 credit hours in electives, and in a program with 3 areas of study, a student needs to take 14 credit hours in electives. 

Interdisciplinary Studies

20+ credit packages (integrates choices from three existing majors)

International Business & Logistics Options:

A. Logistics Management Package

EC102 Microeconomics

3

HC232 Management Communication

3

LO201 Business Logistics

3

LO213 Freight Transportation

3

LO334 Global Purchasing and Material Handling

3

LO432 Strategic Supply Chain Management

3

MA101 Introduction to Business & Supply Chain Management

3

MA111 Financial Accounting

3

Total credits:

24

 
B. Business Management Package

EC102 Microeconomics

3

HC232 Management Communication

3

MA101 Introduction to Business & Supply Chain Management

3

MA111 Financial Accounting

3

MA222 Marketing Management

3

MA342 International Human Resource Management

3

MA304 International Business

3

MS253 Statistics for Business and Management

3

Total credits:

24

 

Marine Studies Options:

A. Marine Biology Package

BI101 General Biology I

4

BI102 General Biology II

4

BI201 Ecology

4

BI210 Marine Zoology

4

BI220 Marine Botany
OR

4

BI322 Marine Ecology
OR

4

BI306 Ichthyology OR any 300 Level Biology Course

4

OS101 Introduction to Marine Science

4

Total credits:

24

B. Marine Chemistry Package

CH210 Chemistry I

4

CH220 Chemistry II

4

CH310 Introduction to Organic Chemistry

4

CH401 Environmental Chemistry

3

CH402 Environmental Sampling Analysis

2

OS101 Introduction to Marine Science

4

OS212 Marine Geochemistry

3

Total credits:

24

C. Marine Geology Package

CH210 Chemistry I

4

CH220 Chemistry II

4

OS101 Introduction to Marine Science

4

OS204 Physical Geology

4

OS211 Marine Geology

4

OS212 Marine Geochemistry

3

Total credits:

23


Engineering Options:

A. Marine Engineering Operations

EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations

3

EG261 Steam Generators I

3

EG292 Diesel Power I

3

EG321 Steam Turbines I

3

ET211 Thermodynamics I

3

ET371 Electrical Power I

3

  PLUS ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

ET201 Fluid Power

3

EG252 Machine Tool Operations I

2.5

EG243 Welding

2

EG372 Electrical Power II

3

EG392 Diesel Power II

3

EG431 Gas Turbines

3

Total credits:

22.5-24

B. Industrial Powerplant Technology

EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations

3

ET211 Thermodynamics I
OR

3

ES251 Engineering Thermodynamics I

3

ET202 Statics and Dynamics

4

ET201 Fluid Power

3

ET498 PET Capstone I

4

ET499 PET Capstone II

5

  PLUS ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

ET377 Engineering Economics

3

ET378 Computer Applications for Power

3

EG382 Steam Power Systems I

3

Total credits:

25

C. Technical Science

CS150 Structured Problem Solving with Computers

3

ET211 Thermodynamics I
OR

3

ES251 Engineering Thermodynamics I

3

ET202 Statics & Dynamics

4

ET220 Dynamics

3

ET230 Strength of Materials

3

ET201 Fluid Power 

3

  PLUS ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

NS102 Ships Structure

3

NS301 Stability

3

ES245 Engineering Fluid Mechanics

3

ET212 Thermodynamics II
OR

3

ES352 Engineering Thermodynamics II

3

ET377 Engineering Economics

3

Total credits:

25

 

Marine Transportation Options:

  ANY FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science

2

NS131 Introduction to Marine Transportation

3

NS132 Small Craft Technology

3

NS135 Small Craft Construction

3

NS122 Cargo I

3

  PLUS ANY THREE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

NS271 & NS272 Terrestrial Navigation I & Lab

4

NS262 Navigation Rules I

3

NS292 Electronic Navigation

3

NS282 Celestial Navigation I 

3

NS221 Meteorology

3

NS382 Celestial Navigation II

3

NS461 Casualty Analysis

3

NS232 Marine Systems

3

  PLUS ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

NS342 Workboat Operations

3

NS345 Shiphandling

3

NS341 Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations

3

Total credits

23-25

 

30+ credit packages (integrates choices from two existing majors)

International Business & Logistics Options:

A. Logistics Management Package

EC102 Microeconomics

3

HC232 Management Communication

3

LO201 Business Logistics

3

LO213 Freight Transportation

3

LO334 Global Purchasing and Material Handling

3

LO311 Logistics Information System

3

LO422 International Logistics

3

LO432 Strategic Supply Chain Management

3

MA101 Introduction to Business & Supply Chain Management

3

MA111 Financial Accounting

3

MA312 Production and Operations Management

3

Total credits:

33

B. Business Management package

EC102 Microeconomics

3

HC232 Management Communication

3

MA101 Introduction to Business & Supply Chain Management

3

MA111 Financial Accounting

3

MA222 Marketing Management

3

MA242 Managerial Accounting

3

MA243 Financial Management

3

MA342 International Human Resource Management

3

MA304 International Business

3

MA422 International Business Law

3

MS253 Statistics for Business and Management

3

Total credits:

33

 

Marine Studies Options:

A. Marine Biology Package

BI101 General Biology I

4

BI102 General Biology II

4

BI201 Ecology

4

BI210 Marine Zoology

4

CH210 Chemistry I

4

CH220 Chemistry II

4

OS101 Introduction to Marine Science

4

BI322 Marine Ecology
OR

3

BI220 Marine Botany                                        
OR

4

BI306 Ichthyology

4

Total credits:

31-32

B. Marine Chemistry Package

CH210 Chemistry I 

4

CH220 Chemistry II 

4

CH310 Introduction to Organic Chemistry

4

CH401 Environmental Chemistry

3

CH402 Environmental Sampling Analysis

3

OS101 Introduction to Marine Science

4

OS212 Marine Geochemistry 

3

  Dept. Elective

4

  Dept. Elective

4

Total credits:

33

C. Marine Geology Package

CH210  Chemistry I

4

CH220 Chemistry II 

4

OS101 Introduction to Marine Science

4

OS204 Physical Geology

4

OS211 Marine Geology

3

OS212 Marine Geochemistry

3

OS307 Sedimentology

4

  Dept. Elective

4

  Dept. Elective

3

Total credits:

33

 
Engineering Options:

A. Marine Engineering Operations

EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations

2

PS102 Technical Physics I 

4

ET201 Fluid Power

3

ET211 Thermodynamics I

3

EG243 Welding

2

EG252 Machine Tool Operation I

2.5

EG261 Steam Generators I

3

EG292 Diesel Power I 

3

EG321 Steam Turbines I

3

ET371 Electrical Power I

3

EG392 Diesel Power II 

3

EG431 Gas Turbines

3

Total credits:

34.5

B. Industrial Powerplant Technology

EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations 

2

PS102 Technical Physics I 

4

ET202 Statics and Dynamics 

4

ET201 Fluid Power

3

ET211 Thermodynamics I
  OR

3

ES251 Engineering Thermodynamics I 

3

ET371 Electrical Power I

4

ET377 Engineering Economics 

3

ET378 Computer Applications for Power

3

EG382 Steam Power Systems I

3

ET498 PET Capstone I 

4

ET499 PET Capstone II

5

Total credits:

38

C. Technical Science

NS102 Ship Structure

3

CS150 Structured Problem Solving with Computers

3

ET201 Fluid Power

3

ET202 Statics and Dynamics

4

ET211 Thermodynamics I
OR

3

ES251 Engineering Thermodynamics I

3

ET212 Thermodynamics II                      
OR

3

ES352 Engineering Thermodynamics II 

3

ET220 Dynamics 

3

ET230 Strength of Materials

3

ES245 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 

3

NS301 Stability

3

ET362 Nature and Properties of Materials

3

ET377 Engineering Economics

3

Total credits:

37

Marine Transportation Options:

  ANY FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science

2

NS122 Cargo I

3

NS131 Introduction to Marine Transportation 

3

NS132 Small Craft Technology

3

NS135 Small Craft Construction

3

  ANY SEVEN OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

NS271 & NS272 Terrestrial Navigation I & Lab

4

NS221 Meteorology

3

NS262 Navigation Rules I

3

NS282 Celestial Navigation I

3

NS292 Electronic Navigation

3

NS382 Celestial Navigation II 

3

NS461 Casualty Analysis

3

NS232 Marine Systems 

3

  ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

NS301 Stability

3

NS341 Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations

3

NS342 Workboat Operations

3

NS345 Shiphandling

3

  ANY TWO MTO OR VOT MAJOR COURSES NOT OTHERWISE DESCRIBED IN THE PACKAGE LISTED ABOVE.

 

Total credits:

41-43

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