Concentration Details

For a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, students are required to complete a minimum of 21 credits for each concentration, with a minimum of 12 of those credits taken at Molloy College. This includes hybrid, online and traditional course formats.

*Accounting

BUS 1010 Introduction to Business

ACC 2600  - Accounting I

ACC 2610 -  Accounting II

And four (4) of the following:

ACC 3620  - Intermediate Accounting I

ACC 3630 - Intermediate Accounting II

ACC 3640 - Cost and Managerial Accounting

ACC 3650 - Forensic Accounting

ACC 3660 - Taxation I

ACC 3670 - Taxation II

ACC 3700 - Government and Not for Profit Accounting

ACC 3720 - Computerized Accounting and Computer Systems

Aging Studies/Gerontology

GRN 2010 - Introduction to Gerontology

GRN/PSY 2370 - Psychology of Aging
GRN/PSY 2530 - Aging in Society
And six (6) credits from the following:
BIO/GRN 3120 - Biology of Aging
GRN 2280 - Ethics and Health Care
GRN 2340 - Perspectives on Aging Through Film
GRN 2410 - Substance Abuse and the Elderly
GRN 2420 - Network of Care
GRN/SOC 2620 - Sociology of Death and Dying 
GRN 3270 - Geriatric Assessment and Evaluation
GRN 3520 - Practicum/Field Placement I
And three (3) credits from the following:
COM 2250 - Family Communication
ETH 2880 - Ethics and Health Care
PSY 3590 - Positive Psychology
SWK 2500 - Diversity: Oppression, Privilege and Social Justice
SWK 3470 - Spirituality and Professional Practice in the Helping Professions
In addition, students must take a three-credit elective in consultation with advisor. There is also a one-semester, three-credit field placement of 100 hours of supervised work with older adults available to students.
American Studies
Follow the requirements for the American Studies Minor, plus three additional credits in consultation with the English department chairperson.

 Art

Courses for an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Art must be selected in consultation with the Chairperson of the Art Department.

 Biology

BIO 1200 - Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 1210 - Anatomy and Physiology II

OR  BIO 1260 - General Biology I AND BIO 1270 - General Biology II

BIO 2450 - Microbiology

And nine (9) credits that include six credits at the 2000+ level.

 *Business Management

BUS 1010 - Introduction to Business

BUS 2010 - Principles of Management

BUS 3030 - Human Resources Management

BUS 3040 - Organizational Behavior

MKT 2300 - Principles of Marketing

And (2) of the following:

BUS 3150 - Entrepreneurship

BUS 3340 - International Business

MKT 2350 - Consumer Behavior

MKT 3390 - Marketing Analytics

 Communications: Media

COM 2560 - Field Production

COM 2620 - Social Media

COM 2610 -  Media in the 21st Century

COM 3560 - Film Art

COM 3550 - History of Media

And two (2) additional 2000-level or higher COM courses in consultation with advisor.

 *Communications: Professional Communications

COM 2550 - Public Relations

COM 2590 - Introduction to Advertising

COM 3130 - Interpersonal Communications

COM 3150 - Organizational Communications

And three (3) additional 2000-level or higher COM courses in consultation with advisor.

 Computer Information Systems

CIS 1000 - Computer System Introduction

CIS 1020 - Computer Applications and CIS OR CIS 1050 - Computer Applications for Business

CIS 1030 - Visual Programming

CIS 1120 - Introduction to Web Design and Development

CIS 2240 - Introduction to Database Management

CIS 2550 - Computer Ethics and Security

And CIS/BUS 3600 - Computer Information Systems in Business

 Computer Science

CSC 1200 - Programming I

CSC 2430 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms

CSC 2290 - Discrete Mathematical Structures

CSC 2350 - Object-Oriented Programming and Design

CSC 2440 - Data Structures

And at least five (5) additional credits from MAT 2310 or CSC 2000/3000/4000-level courses, in consultation with the departmental chairperson.

 *Criminal Justice

CRJ 1010 - Foundations of Justice

Plus six (6) Criminal Justice courses in consultation with the department chairperson.

Earth Science

ESC 1150 - Astronomy
ESC 1250 - Planet Earth
ESC 1270 - Rocks and Minerals
ESC 1300 - Earth's History
And nine (9) additional ESC credits at the 2000/3000-level.

 *Economics

BUS 1010 - Introduction to Business  

ECO 2510 - Macroeconomics 

ECO 2520 - Microeconomics

ECO 3010 Real World Macroeconomics OR ECO 3020 Advanced Microeconomic Themes

And three (3) of the following:

ACC 2600 - Accounting I

ECO 3010 - Real World Macroeconomics

ECO 3020 - Advanced Microeconomic Themes
ECO 3150 - Money, Banking and Financial Markets
ECO 3200 - Global Economics and Finance
ECO 3310 - Labor Economics
ECO 3560 - Understanding Economic Evaluations in Healthcare
ECO 4010 - Econometrics

 Environmental Studies

ENV 1010 - Introduction to Environmental Issues

ENV 1400 - Our World and its Future: Our National Parks System and its Centennial

BIO 1500 - Ecology
ESC 1250 - Planet Earth
GEO 2000 - Introduction to Geography
ENV 2130 - Air Pollution
ENV 2140 - Water Pollution

 English

Students taking an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in English must select courses in consultation with the English department chairperson.  

 *Finance

CIS 1050 - Computer Applications for Business

ACC 2600 - Accounting I

MAT 1150B - Elementary Statistics for Business

FIN 3500 - Corporate Finance

BUS 3430 - Quantitative Analysis for Business Applications

And two (2) of the following:

ECO 2510 - Macroeconomics

ECO 2520 - Microeconomics

ECO 3010 - Real World Macroeconomics

ECO 3020 - Advanced Microeconomic Themes

ECO 3150 - Money, Banking and Financial Markets

ECO 3200 - Global Economics and Finance

ECO 3310 - Labor Economics

FIN 3800 - Investment Management

FIN 3810 - Risk Management

FIN 3830 - Behavioral Finance

FIN 3840 - Real Estate and Project Finance

FIN 3870 - Global Financial Markets

FIN 3880 - Fixed Income Markets and Valuation

FIN 3890 - Fundamental Analysis and Company Valuation

FIN 4030 - Corporate Treasury Management 

 History and Political Science

Students taking an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in History or Political Science must select courses in consultation with the History and Political Science department chairperson.

Languages and Cultures

Concentrations for the Interdisciplinary Studies majors are offered in Italian and Spanish. A minimum of 21-credits must be taken in either of these two areas. All courses must be selected in consultation with the department chairperson.

Spanish concentration:

SPA 3130 - Cultures of Spain OR SPA 3140 - Cultures of Latin America

AND SPA 3510 - Iberian Literature Survey OR SPA 3520 - Latin American Literature Survey

Italian concentration:

ITA 3050 - Reading and Writing Italian AND ITA 3120 - Italian Culture

Plus, an additional fifteen (15) credits, nine (9) credits of which must be advanced courses (3000-/4000-level) taken at Molloy College

 Legal Studies

Successful completion of the concentration automatically earns the student a Molloy certificate in Paralegal Studies. 

LGL 1030 - Introduction to Legal Studies

LGL 2010 - Professional Responsibility in the Law

LGL 3010 - Legal Research and Writing

LGL 3020 - Litigation

Choose eight (8) credits from the following elective courses:

LGL 2020 - Family Law

LGL 2030 - Probate Law

LGL 2040 - Real Property Law

LGL 2050 - Tort Law

LGL 4600 - Legal Studies Internship

LGL 3030 - Technology and the Law Office

LGL 3040 - Substantive Law and Drafting Essentials

And three (3) credits from the following elective courses:

POL 3020 - American Constitutional Law

CRJ 2800 - Criminal Law

CRJ 2810 - Criminal Procedure

CRJ 2830/SOC 2830 - Law and Society

LGL 2070 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

LGL 2080 - Immigration Law

LGL 2090 - Pre-Employment Skills

LGL 2110 - Electronic Discovery Skills

 *Marketing

BUS 1010 - Introduction to Business 

MKT 2350 - Consumer Behavior

MKT 2300 - Principles of Marketing

And four (4) of the following:

MKT 3320 - Sports Marketing

MKT 3370 - Marketing Strategy

MKT 3380 - Fundamentals of Marketing Research

MKT 3390 -Marketing Analytics

MKT 3400 - International Marketing

MKT 3410 - Branding Strategies

MKT 3420 - Digital Media Marketing

MKT 3440 - Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications

 Mathematics

MAT 2210 - Calculus I

MAT 2220 - Calculus II

MAT 2230 - Calculus III

And at least nine (9) more credits in mathematics selected in consultation with the department chairperson AND one (1) of the additional three courses must be either:

MAT 3240 - History and Philosophy of Mathematics OR MAT 2510 - Modern Geometry

AND another of the additional courses must be numbered above MAT 2230 - Calculus III. 
Any exceptions to this must be made in writing by the Mathematics Department Chairperson.

 Music

Courses for an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Music must be selected in consultation with the Chairperson of the Music Department.

Music Therapy

In consultation with the department chairperson, Interdisciplinary Studies majors must take a minimum of 21 credits in music therapy courses. Concentration is open to former Music Therapy majors.

 *New Media

NMD 2280 - Writing for the Web

NMD 2260 - Introduction to New Media

COM 2440 - Online Content Production

COM 2460 - Civic Engagement with New Media

And three (3) additional courses in consultation with advisor.

 Philosophy

Courses for an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Philosophy must be selected in consultation with the Chairperson of the Philosophy Department.

 Physical Science

CHE 1320 - Inorganic Chemistry I

CHE 1330 - Inorganic Chemistry II

ESC 1250 - Planet Earth

PHY 2700 - General Physics

PHY 2710 - General Physics II

Political Science

Students taking an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Political Science must select courses in consultation with the History and Political Science Department chairperson.

 *Psychology

PSY 1110 - General Psychology

PSY 2040 - Developmental Psychology OR  PSY 2050 - Child Development I: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood

PSY 3260 - Abnormal Psychology

And twelve (12) elective credits that include PSY 2000/3000/4000-level courses in consultation with advisor.

 **Social Work

In consultation with the department chairperson, majors must take a minimum of 21 credits in Social Work, which include the following recommended courses:

SWK 2100 - Careers in Social Work

SWK 2500 - Diversity: Oppression, Privilege and Social Justice

SWK 2410 - Issues in Social Welfare I: History and Ideology

SWK 3430 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

SWK 3440 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II OR SWK 3600 - Social Work Practice in Research

Courses from the list of Social Work electives, with chairperson approval, may substitute for two (2) recommended courses.

Interdisciplinary majors may not participate in the field practicum or Capstone courses:

SWK 4600 - Field Instruction in Social Work I

SWK 4610 - Field Instruction in Social Work II

SWK 4900 - Capstone Course I

SWK 4910 - Capstone Course II

Interdisciplinary majors in Social Work are not eligible for advanced standing status for graduate social work education.

 *Sociology

In consultation with the department chairperson.

SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology

And one (1) course from the following:

SOC 1520 - Sociology of Family

SOC 1610 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

SOC 1660 - Social Psychology

SOC 2220 - Media, Culture and Society

SOC 2320 - Sociology of Inequality

SOC 2360 - Social Change

SOC 2410 - Business, Labor and Society

SOC 2450 - Cities and Suburbs

SOC 2710 - Sociology of Healthcare

And one (1) course from the following:

SOC 2110 - Social Problems

SOC 2350 - Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 2380 - Criminology

SOC 2530 - Aging in Society

SOC 3310 - Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 3330 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

SOC 3500 - Social Roles of Men and Women

And one (1) course from the following:

SOC 3000 - Basics of Social and Behavioral Research (with recommended but not required SOC 3950 - Introduction to Computing with SPSS)

SOC 3010 - Social Theory I - Foundations

SOC 3020 - Social Theory II - Contemporary

And three (3) elective SOC courses for nine (9) additional credits

 **Speech Language Pathology

SLP 2710 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

SLP 2730 - Phonetics and Vocal Patterns

SLP 2740 - Disorders of Communication I

SLP 3720 - Language Acquisition

SLP 3740 - Disorders of Communication II

And two (2) of the following:

SLP 2700 - Sound and Auditory Mechanism

SLP 2720 - Introduction to Speech Science

SLP 3710 - Communication Skills of the Hearing Impaired

 Theology/Religious Studies

Students taking an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Theology and Religious Studies must select courses in consultation with the department chairperson.


* These concentrations are part of Molloy's Blended and Online Learning program offerings. Courses are offered in flexible hybrid and online formats, along with classes offered during the evenings and weekends.

** Social Work and Speech Language Pathology as concentrations are limited to Molloy students who were formerly majoring in Social Work or Speech Language Pathology with completed courses in those programs. No other students may choose them as a concentration.