UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

Upon successful completion of the BA in American Studies, UT Dallas students will have explored, interpreted, and analyzed American culture, past and present, from an interdisciplinary perspective. This includes:

  • Research methods, information literacy, and synthesis of sources.
  • Effective oral and written communication tailored for the target audience.
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking, and analysis.
  • Cultural competency and awareness of diversity issues.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies

Upon completion of the BS in Healthcare Studies, UT Dallas students will have received the traditional combination of science courses with labs in addition to coursework that approaches healthcare issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. This includes:

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Case management skills including appropriate communication skills for interactions with healthcare professionals.
  • Knowledge of payer sources and procedures in healthcare.
  • Patient education techniques including communication skills for effective interactions with patients and family members.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Upon successful completion of the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, UT Dallas students will have received grounding in the traditional arts and sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective. This includes:

  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Multidisciplinary investigation of diverse issues.
  • Multicultural and diversity competencies.
  • Analytic problem-solving, critical thinking, and adaptability.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Upon successful completion of the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, UT Dallas students will be able to investigate scientific issues using a multidisciplinary approach which includes:

  • Written communication skills relevant to scientific topics.
  • Application of the scientific method.
  • Research methodologies applicable to scientific topics.
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking, and analysis.

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Upon completion of the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, UT Dallas students will have incorporated and integrated various academic disciplines, theories, and methodologies to explore their individualized concentration area. This includes:

  • Written communication skills that are appropriate for their area of study.
  • Research data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Construction of evidence-based arguments and recommendation.