What is the BMS?

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What is the BMS?

  1. 1. What is the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies?
  2. 2. Introduction The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS) degree offers students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals with an interdisciplinary degree program. As an individualized, non- traditional program of study, the BMS emphasizes a broad learning experience. bms@utep.edu
  3. 3. What is the BMS? A degree program individualized to Students’ preferences and interests Students’ previous course credits A course of study that is flexible Online only Face-to-face only A combination of online and face-to-face courses A great path for students because it Uses credits from other colleges/universities Uses credits from multiple disciplines bms@utep.edu
  4. 4. Who is it for? • Transfer Students • Students who have several areas of study • Students who would like to complete their degrees bms@utep.edu
  5. 5. Flexibility Multiple modes of instruction: Face-to-face courses Online courses available through UTEP Online courses available through University of Texas Online Consortium Accelerated 7-week and 8-week courses as well as full- semester courses Any combination of the above bms@utep.edu
  6. 6. Finish@UT • A collaboration of UT Arlington, UT Brownsville, UT Permian Basin, and UTEP • Increases the options for completing degree • Increases the number of available online courses bms@utep.edu
  7. 7. Degree Requirements 120 total credit hours consisting of: 42 credit hours General Education Core Curriculum 3 Concentrations: 45 credit hours, 15 in each • 9 of these hours must be upper-division hours • Based on either student interest and/or coursework already completed • Must have a 2.0 in each concentration 33 credit hours of Electives, 18 of which must be upper-division hours 2.0 cumulative GPA to graduate bms@utep.edu
  8. 8. Example Degree Plan A student interested in people and their cultures completed courses in Art History, Music Theory, Psychology, Sociology, History, and Chicano Studies. Her degree plan includes:  Core Curriculum: 42 Credit hours  Concentration one: Fine Arts—15 Credit Hours  Concentration two: Humanities—15 Credit Hours  Concentration three: Social Sciences—15 Credit Hours  Electives: 33 Credit Hours  TOTAL: 120 Credit Hours bms@utep.edu
  9. 9. For More Information For more information, please contact the BMS office at 915-747-5151 bms@utep.edu bms@utep.edu
  10. 10. For More Information For more information, please contact the BMS office at 915-747-5151 bms@utep.edu bms@utep.edu

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