Specific learning outcomes of the Multidisciplinary Studies degree program include:
- Critical Thinking, Logic, and Analysis
- Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
- Written and Oral Communication
- Information Literacy and Computer Sciences
- Understanding of the scope and relevance of the arts and humanities throughout history and within contemporary society
- Integration of Scientific Thought and Analysis
- Understanding of intercultural and intra-cultural concepts within the social sciences
Students will learn how to meet the communication needs of patients/clients and providers. They will:
- Become fluent in the bilingual terminology of human anatomy and the medical/health field.
- Increase their fluency in English.
- Develop cross-cultural communication and interpreting skills.
- Provide effective interpretation in medical/health settings.
Careers and Further Study
Students will develop competnecy in the concepts and methods of critical thinking, and will gain the skills necessary to navigate and manage complex systems, obtain fulfilling employment, and compete in the working world. Students will develop persuasive oral communication and writing skills and be prepared to utilize them in their employment and graduate study. With these transferrable skills and broad-based knowledge, our graduates are equipped to take on new and unforeseen challenges in this fast-paced and quickly changing world.
Our graduates go on to a wide variety of careers, often working in schools, community organizations and services, government agencies, and businesses. Many go on to graduate study in fields ranging from education, to law, to business management.
Graduates get jobs as medical interpreters in hospitals, clinics, medical practices, and interpreter agencies. For some, this is their career goal. For others, interpreting is a good transition into other medical careers. They may become more familiar with the American medical community and network within it, improve their English, and get further medical education and credentials.