An opportunity to create an independent interdisciplinary course of study for students with specific intellectual or professional objective. Proposals for the self-designed program are vetted/approved through departmental process.
The Interdisciplinary Studies (self-designed) concentration gives a student the opportunity to create an independent interdisciplinary course of study. This unique concentration is for students who have a very specific intellectual or professional objective in an interdisciplinary field. Any student interested in this concentration is required to meet with the Interdisciplinary Studies (self-designed) concentration coordinator for information regarding eligibility. It is strongly advised that students apply prior to completing 60 credits.
If eligible, the student will develop a formal proposal consisting of:
1) a flowsheet and degree map laying out courses from across a range of departments and anchored by three Interdisciplinary Studies courses, and
2) a narrative including a statement detailing the student's goals which support the student-designed flowsheet and degree map. Once the proposal is completed, it is submitted to the Interdisciplinary Studies department for review and approval.
For further information regarding this concentration, consult the Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies (self-designed) concentration. Note: this is different and distinct from our Liberal Studies major, and is best suited for students in their first or second year.