A student who wishes to declare an individualized major will ordinarily need to do so in writing only after completing 30 credit hours and before completing 48 credit hours.
A student seeking to pursue an individualized major will select faculty co-advisors from two different disciplines, or a faculty advisor and an advisor from the Academic Advising office
In consultation with the aforementioned co-advisors, the student will submit a program of study to the Dean for Curriculum and Assessment that includes:
- a personal statement of intent (300-word minimum) that explains the unique nature of the individualized major; the intellectual, career, and/or creative path; and the student learning outcomes that the student has in mind.
- explanation of how (at least) two Signature Learning Experiences will be completed as part of the proposed academic course of study.
- be composed of no less than 40 credit hours
Students cannot propose an individualized major necessitating certification by an external accrediting body. Upon formal approval by the Dean of Curriculum and Assessment, the Registration and Records Office will officially update the student’s academic record with the individualized major.
Any changes to the program study must be approved by the Dean for Curriculum and Honors and both co-advisors before additional and/or alternate courses will count toward the student’s major requirements.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Brian Newsome.