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 101 - Introduction to Business
         BUS 240  - Business Law I
         BUS 260  - Accounting I
         BUS 261 -  Accounting II
         BUS 362 -  Accounting Intermediate I
         BUS 363  - Accounting Intermediate II
         ECO 251 - Macroeconomics OR ECO 252 Microeconomics 

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


BIOLOGY
Courses must be selected after consultation with the department chairperson.
         
BIO 120 - Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 121 - Anatomy and Physiology II
OR    BIO 126 - General Biology I AND BIO 127 - General Biology II
           BIO 245 - Microbiology
Plus nine (9) elective credits that include two advanced Molloy College courses (BIO 200-level and above).

*BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 
           BUS 101 - Introduction to Business
          BUS 240 -  Business Law I
          BUS 260 -  Accounting I
          ECO 251 - Macroeconomics OR ECO 252 - Microeconomics
          BUS 301 - Principles of Management
And two of the following:
          BUS 303 - Human Resources Management
          BUS 304 - Organizational Behavior
          BUS 307 - Sustainable Business
          BUS 308 - Project Management
          BUS 315 - Entrepreneurship
          BUS 330 - Principles of Marketing OR BUS 334 - International Business


*COMMUNICATIONS: MEDIA
        COM 256 - Field Production
        COM 262 - Social Media
        COM 261 -  Media in the 21st Century OR COM 355 - History of Media
        COM 356 - Film Art
And three additional 200-level or higher COM courses in consultation with advisor.
         

*COMMUNICATIONS: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 
       COM 229 - Experiences in Corporate Communications
       COM 254 - Public Relations
       COM 259 - Introduction to Advertising
       COM 313 - Interpersonal Communications
       COM 315 - Organizational Communications
And two additional 200-level or higher COM courses in consultation with advisor


COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
          CIS 100 - Computer System Introducton
          CIS 102 - Computer Applications and CIS OR CIS 105 - Computer Applications for Business
          CIS 103 - Visual Programming
          CIS 112 - Introduction to Web Design and Development
          CIS 224 - Introducation to Database Management
          CIS 255 - Computer Ethics and Security
         And CIS 360 - Computer Information Systems in Business

COMPUTER SCIENCE
          CSC 120 - Programming I
          CSC 121 - Programming II
          CSC 229 - Discrete Mathematical Structures
          CSC 235 - Introduction to Web Scripting
          CSC 244 - Data Structures
And at least five (5) additional credits from MAT 228 or CSC 200 - 300 or 400-level courses, in consultation with the departmental chairperson.

*CRIMINAL JUSTICE
         
CRJ 101 - Foundations of Justice
Plus six (6) Criminal Justice courses in consultation with the department chairperson.

*ECONOMICS
         BUS 101 - Introduction to Business    
         BUS 260 - Accounting I
         BUS 343 - Quantitative Analysis for Business Applications
         ECO 251 - Macroeconomics 
         ECO 252 - Microeconomics
         ECO 315 - Money, Banking and Financial Markets
         ECO 320 - International Economics


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Concentrations for the Interdisciplinary Studies majors are offered in Earth Science, Environmental Studies and Physical Science. Courses must be selected in consultation with the departmental chairperson. 
          Earth Science:
           ESC 115 - Astronomy
           ESC 125 - Planet Earth
           ESC 127 - Rocks and Minerals
           ESC 130 - Earth's History
Plus nine (9) additional ESC credits.
         Environmental Studies:
        
ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Issues
         ENV 140 - Our National Parks
         BIO 150 - Ecology
         ESC 125 - Planet Earth
          GEO 200 - Introduction to Geography
Plus six (6) additional ENV credits
          Physical Science:  
          CHE 132 - Inorganic Chemistry I
          CHE 133 - Inorganic Chemistry II
          ESC 125 - Planet Earth
          PHY 270 - General Physics I
          PHY 271 - General Physics II
Plus three (3) additional credits in either ENV or ESC 

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


*FINANCE

         BUS 101 - Introduction to Business
         BUS 260 - Accounting I
         BUS 261 -  Accounting II
         BUS 343 - Quantitative Analysis Business
         BUS 350 -  Corporate Finance
         ECO 251 - Macroeconomics OR ECO 252 - Microeconomics
Plus one of the following:
         BUS 380 - Investment Management
         BUS 381 - Risk Management
         BUS 384 - Real Estate and Project Management
         BUS 389 - Fundamental Analysis and Company Valuation
         ECO 315 - Money, Banking and Financial Markets


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


LEGAL STUDIES
Successful completion of the concentration automatically earns the student a Molloy certificate in Paralegal Studies. 
           LGL 103 - Introduction to Legal Studies
           LGL 201 - Professional Responsibility in the Law
           LGL 301 - Legal Research and Writing
           LGL 302 - Litigation
          Choose eight (8) credits from the following elective courses:
           LGL 202 - Family Law
           LGL 203 - Probate Law
           LGL 204 - Real Property Law
           LGL 205 - Tort Law
           LGL 206 - Law Office Management
           LGL 303 - Technology and the Law Office
           LGL 304 - Substantive Law and Drafting Essentials
And three (3) credits from the following elective courses:
          BUS 101 - Introduction to Business
          BUS 150 - Financial Literacy for Non-Business Majors
          CRJ 270 - Constitutional Amendment IV
          CRJ 271 - Constitutional Amendment V
          CRJ 272 - Constitutional Amendment VI
          CRJ 273 - Constitutional Amendment VIII
          CRJ 280 - Criminal Law
          CRJ 281 - Criminal Procedure
          CRJ 283/SOC283 - Law and Society
          LGL 207 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
          LGL 208 - Immigration Law
          LGL 209 - Pre-Employment Skills
          LGL 210 - Elder Law
          LGL 211 - Electronic Discovery Skills
          PHI 241 - Philosophy of Law
          POL 302 - American Constitutional Law 


*MARKETING
        BUS 101 - Introduction to Business 
        BUS 260 - Accounting I
        BUS 330 - Principles of Marketing
        ECO 251 - Macroeconomics OR ECO 252 - Microeconomics
And three (3) of the following:
        BUS 301 - Principles of Management
        BUS 304 - Organizational Behavior OR BUS 335 - Consumer Behavior
        BUS 337 - Marketing Strategy
        BUS 338 - Marketing Research
        BUS 340 - International Marketing
        BUS 342 - Digital Media Marketing


MATHEMATICS 
         MAT 221 - Calculus I
          MAT 222 - Calculus II
          MAT 223 - Calculus III
And at least 9 more credits in mathematics selected in consultation with the department chairperson  AND one of the additional three courses must be either:
          MAT 324 - History and Philosophy of Mathematics OR MAT 251 - Modern Geometry
AND another of the additional courses must be numbered above MAT 223 - Calculus III. 
Any exceptions to this must be made in writing by the Mathematics Department Chairperson.    


MODERN LANGUAGES
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.
Spanish concentration:
           SPA 313 - Cultures of Spain OR SPA 314 - Cultures of Latin America
AND SPA 351 - Iberian Literature Survey OR SPA 352 - Latin American Literature Survey  

Italian concentration:
          ITA 305 - Reading and Writing Italian AND ITA 312 - Italian Culture

Plus an additional fifteen (15) credits, nine (9) credits of which must be advanced courses (300-/400-level) taken at Molloy College. All courses must be selected in consultation with the department chairperson.  


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


*NEW MEDIA
          COM 243 - Introduction to New Media
          COM 244 - Online Content Production
          COM 246 - Civic Engagement with New Media
          COM 309 - The History of Digital Media
And three (3) additional 200-level or higher COM courses in consultation with advisor.


*PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING
         
         BUS 225 - Understanding the Financial Planning Process and Insurance
         BUS 373 - Understanding Investment Planning
         BUS 374 - Understanding Income Tax Planning
         BUS 375 - Understanding Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
         BUS 376 - Understanding Estate Planning
         BUS 496 - Financial Planning Capstone
         CIS 105 -  Computer Applications for Business OR BUS 343 - Quantitative Analysis for Business Applications


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

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 111 - General Psychology
          PSY 204 - Developmental Psychology
          PSY 326 - Abnormal Psychology
Plus 12 elective credits that include PSY 300/400-level courses in consultation with the Department Chairperson

**SOCIAL WORK
In consultation with the department chairperson, majors must take a minimum of 21 credits in Social Work, which include the following required courses:
                             SWK 240 - Introduction to the Profession of Social Work
                             SWK 250 - Diversity
Additional courses may be selected from the following courses:
                            SWK 241 - Social Welfare Policy I
                            SWK 342 - Social Welfare Policy II
                            SWK 343 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
                            SWK 344 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
                            SWK 360  - Social Work Research
Plus any Social Work elective course.
Interdisciplinary majors may not take the advanced  practice courses:
                           SWK 452 - Generalist Practice II
                           SWK 453 - Generalist Practice III
or participate in the field practicum or the following Capstone courses:
                           SWK 460 - Field Instruction I
                           SWK 461 - Field Instruction II
                           SWK 464 - Capstone I
                           SWK 465 - Capstone 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 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Plus one course from the following: 
         SOC 152 - Sociology of Family
         SOC 161 - Cultural Anthropology
         SOC 166 - Social Psychology
         SOC 222 - Media, Culture and Society
         SOC 232 - Sociology of Inequality
         SOC 236 - Social Change
         SOC 241 - Business, Labor and Society
         SOC 245 - Cities and Suburbs
         SOC 271 - Sociology of Healhcare
Plus one course from the following:
         SOC 211 - Social Problems
         SOC 235 - Juvenile Delinquency
         SOC 238 - Criminology
         SOC 253 - Aging in Society
         SOC 331 - Race and Ethnic Relations
         SOC 333 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
         SOC 350 - Social Roles of Men and Women
Plus one course from the following: 
         SOC 300 - Basics of Social and Behavioral Research (with recommended but not required SOC 395 - Introduction to Computing with SPSS)
         SOC 301 - Sociology Theory I - Foundations
         SOC 302 - Social Theory II - Contemporary
Plus three elective SOC courses for nine (9) additional credits

**SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY 
          SLP 271 - Anatomy and Physiology
          SLP 273 - Phonetics
          SLP 274 - Introduction to Speech Disorders
          SLP 372 - Language Acquisition
          SLP 374 - Disorders of Communication
Plus two of the following:
          SLP 270 - Sound and Auditory Mechanism
          SLP 272 - Speech Science
          SLP 371 - Communication Skills of the Deaf


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 FLO - the Flexible Learning Opportunities program. 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.