For more information about the Individualized Major Program, please contact the director:
Dr. Anne Foerst
Walsh Science Center 111
Students who have clearly defined their educational goals – but who can’t find a specific major to fulfill them – can combine different course combinations to explore their unique and varied interests, and design their own degree. The program caters to students who want to create their own approach to their educational experience.
The course of study is either comprised of three minors, or individualized with courses from across the university
The bachelor’s degree you receive at the end of your studies will come from the school where the majority of your classes are taken. An interested student will have, at the time of the application, at least 45 credit hours remaining to complete the proposed degree requirements.
Throughout your journey, you will have a team of professors that surround you with support and guidance. This team is formed early on and is based on your expressed interests, creating a personalized educational experience and a unique degree. Aside from pursuing your academic interests, you will be prepared and develop skills for the needs of the world.
Each student who successfully applies for this program will be matched with expertise found within the University. The student will pull from various disciplines that create the degree of preference – an interdisciplinary approach to education.
To earn the Individualized Major degree, the student will satisfactorily complete all the approved degree and course requirements and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum major GPA of 2.0.
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The degree requirements for the Individualized Major must include at least 120 total credit hours.
In addition, the major must:
Contain at least 12 credit hours at the 300-level or above;
Contain an existing 300- or 400-level 3-credit course intended as preparation for the capstone to be taken in the 2nd semester junior or 1st semester senior year;
Fulfill a 3-credit capstone experience. This should include an analysis of the connection between the courses taken and the learning goals achieved;
Satisfy all of the general education requirements;
Satisfy the University requirements appropriate to the area of study and degree proposed (e.g. language requirement in the School of Arts & Science).
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