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The University of Texas at San Antonio offers public health-related, career-oriented programming to support degree-seeking students in the Laredo community. These programs are offered through the UTSA College for Health, Community & Policy and the UTSA University College, both in-person and online, at the University of Texas Education & Research Center at Laredo.

UT Education & Research Center at Laredo

The UT Education & Research Center at Laredo is a multi-institution center that supports various University of Texas System institutions, including UTSA, in the delivery of academic, research, clinical and community engagement activities in Laredo and surrounding South Texas region.

Multidisciplinary Studies Bachelor's Degree

Multidisciplinary Studies allows students to combine three disciplines into a coherent course of study to meet career and educational goals. This degree is great for students who already have college credit or an associate degree and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Focus areas taught in-person in Laredo will be centered around health issues while several other focus areas are available online, including sociology, communication and business.

Students can expect to take courses online and the following course(s) will be taught at the UT Education & Research Center at Laredo in Spring 2023, with additional courses offered in-person this coming summer and fall.

  • Growth and Development
  • Emotional Wellness

For Students with Previous College Credits

Students can use our Transfer Credit Calculator to see how their credits could transfer to this degree program from Laredo Community College or other program. When asked to enter an “intended program”, select “BA-Multidisciplinary Studies” and follow the on-screen prompts.

How to Apply

Multidisciplinary Studies

Students interested in this degree program:

  1. Apply as a transfer student on ApplyTexas.
  2. Follow the steps outlined on our Transfer Admission page and select “Multidisciplinary Studies” as your chosen major.
  3. Answer YES to the question “Will you be participating in a program that offers courses at the University of Texas Education & Research Center at Laredo?”

Financial Aid

If you’re eligible to receive financial aid, you can complete your FAFSA application even before you submit an admission application. If you are eligible for the TASFA, you can submit your application once you’ve applied and have your myUTSA ID and passphrase. Please note: you must be admitted to be offered financial aid.

Please note that students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking or teacher certification program to be eligible for financial aid.

Cost of Attendance

Students will pay the same university tuition based on the number of credits they are enrolled in each semester. Please refer to the UTSA Tuition & Fees page for details and to use the Tuition & fees estimator tool. Currently, mandatory tuition and fees for a Texas resident taking two courses (6 credit hours) this summer would estimate to $2,413.

Please note under state law, The University of Texas Board of Regents is authorized to set tuition. The UT Board of Regents may consider proposed tuition and fee increases at an upcoming board meeting. Dollar amounts below are estimates based on the current academic year and could be adjusted later.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students who have an associate’s degree or a significant amount of earned college hours can transfer credits to UTSA to take advantage of our Multidisciplinary Studies degree (MDST). The MDST offers flexibility and several specializations, including Health and Sociology, for students to complete their bachelor’s degree in preparation for the workforce.

The Multidisciplinary Studies degree program (B.A.) combines three disciplines into a coherent course of study to meet career and educational goals. It is ideal for students whose interests lie in multiple subject areas or those pursuing a career path that does not clearly align with a traditional discipline. Disciplines include Health, Sociology, Communication, and Business.

Applicants interested in the certificate program must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have at least a C average (2.25 CGPA on a 4.0 scale) on the last 30 undergraduate hours attempted.
  • Must be eligible to return to the most recent institution.

Applicants interested in a degree program must meet UTSA’s transfer requirements. Please note there are no UTSA programs offered for first-time freshmen at the UT Education & Research center at Laredo.

Yes, you can transfer courses from other universities and colleges. Please note that a maximum of 66 hours from a community college can be applied toward a degree. Please feel free to reach out to Transfer and Transition Student Success Services at (210) 458-8777 or email TransferAdvising@utsa.edu as they are happy to answer your questions and review your coursework.

The Multidisciplinary Studies program is offered through the UTSA College for Health, Community & Policy and the UTSA University College, both in-person and online, at the University of Texas Education & Research Center at Laredo.

UT Education & Research Center at Laredo
1937 E. Bustamante St. Laredo, TX 78041