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

BLW 240  - Business Law I

ACC 260  - Accounting I

ACC 261 -  Accounting II

ACC 362 -  Financial Accounting I Intermediate

ACC 363  - Financial Accounting II Intermediate 

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).

BUS 304 - Organizational Behavior

BUS 307 - Sustainable Business

BUS 308 - Project Management

BUS 315 - Entrepreneurship

MKT 230 - Principles of Marketing OR BUS 334 - International Business

 *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.