Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies

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The BMS provides those who want to further their education and career possibilities by broadening their expertise beyond a single area of concentration.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 36 months
  • 42 general education credit hours + 54 major credit hours + 24 major elective credit hours

Students select the coursework that appeals to them in a variety of disciplines and combines them, creating their own specialized degree. Students completing the BMS program will be able to apply the knowledge and skills to expand their career and employment opportunities as a result of a multidisciplinary education and continue their studies in a graduate degree or post-baccalaureate professional program being fully prepared with the analytical skills necessary to succeed within demanding and highly-competitive fields.


  1. General education core – 42 hours
  2. Degree requirements – 54 hours (36 advanced)
  3. Free Electives – 24 hours (6 advanced)

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-882-8983 or 888-882-4026 or email

Factors for review will include:

  • Class Rank
  • Prior College Hours
  • College Entrance Exams (SAT/ACT)
  • Rigor of High School Courses Completed
  • Leadership Experience
  • Community Involvement
  • Career Goals

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Program Contact

College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 956-665-3551 (Edinburg)
Phone Alt: 956-882-7818 (Brownsville)