Academic Affairs

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Ellison Hall

124 Ellison Hall
633 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK 73019
Phone:  (405)325-4411
Fax:  (405)325-7429
mds@ou.edu
ou.edu/cas/students/advising/departments/mds

Academic Advising:

Justin Wollenberg (justinwollenberg@ou.edu): Students with a last name of A-E
Ryan Peters (ryanpeters@ou.edu): Students with a last name of F-M
Bart Hanna (barthanna@ou.edu): Students with a last name of N-R
Candeh Powell (candeh@ou.edu): Students with a last name of S-Z

Multidisciplinary Studies  

Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) is an individualized major program that allows students with a specific field of study interest that is not covered by any available OU major the opportunity to design their own degree program.  This process is discussed and overseen by the student’s assigned MDS academic advisor and all plans are reviewed through the Provost office.  This is a highly selective and rigorous program and there is no guarantee that an application will be approved.  A student’s major design should include a minimum of synthesizing content from two disciplines (typically the minors from those fields) plus additional supporting courses to the selected field of study. 

Graduation Requirements  

The MDS major requires a minimum GPA of 2.00.  Students within the MDS major program must complete a minimum of 120 total college credit hours with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3000-4000 lvl.).  Within these total hours students must also fulfill all stipulated General Education and designed major requirements.  The degree checksheets for the MDS major options are available online at http://www.ou.edu/checksheets/academic-affairs.

Programs Offered