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Multidisciplinary Science

Space. Stars. The ocean. Microbes. Are you in love with learning about science and have a passion for soaking up all it has to offer? Do you enjoy explaining it to your friends and family? If this is you, then you may want to put that broad scientific mind of yours to good use by earning a degree in Multidisciplinary Science.

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UTSA’s Multidisciplinary Science Program

UTSA’s Multidisciplinary Science (MDS) degree will provide you with a broad range of learning that is spread across the sciences. You’ll take courses in bioscience, genetics, chemistry, oceanography and more. The MDS degree, coupled with a concentration in a single science field, is recommended for future scientists interested in an extensive interdisciplinary approach in science. This program is designed specifically for you if you’re interested in becoming a future scientist or secondary science teacher.

If you’re seeking a teacher certification, you should contact the COEHD Advising and Certification Center as early as possible, no later than your fourth semester, for information about certificate requirements and admission procedures. Undergraduates seeking elementary teacher certification must complete the interdisciplinary studies degree.

Careers in Multidisciplinary Science

Top job titles for Multidisciplinary Science graduates include:

• Quality Control Systems Analyst/Manager
• Medical Scientist
• Laboratory Technologist
• Biologist
• Environmental Scientist
• Lab Technician/Manager

Multidisciplinary Science and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 multidisciplinary science-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Career Opportunities

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Industries for Multidisciplinary Science Graduates

Multidisciplinary Science is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of multidisciplinary science-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• General Hospitals
• Scientific Research and Development
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
• Higher Education
• Medical Labs

Salaries for Multidisciplinary Science Graduates

The salary range for open multidisciplinary science-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $37,229
median $57,235
top 10% $93,101

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Multidisciplinary Science Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Multidisciplinary Science graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Multidisciplinary Science may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You enjoy learning
• You like solving problems and puzzles
• You are well organized
• You are detail oriented