Interdisciplinary Studies

  • 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