Individually Designed Major
Program Director: Joseph Lennon, Ph.D.
Office Location: 105E Saint Augustine Center
Requires an intensive proposal and approval process; admission to this major requires you to file your proposal no later than the end of your first semester of your sophomore year.
MAJOR (33 credits)
An Individually Designed Major (IDM) is motivated by students’ own learning goals, and guided by a curriculum map that you will develop in consultation with faculty mentors, the Associate Dean, and the IDM committee.
This is not a series of Independent Study courses, wherein a faculty member takes the lead in developing a reading and writing program for students. Rather, faculty members and the established programs and departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (henceforth, LAS), function as collaborative resources for students to pursue a defined course of study. This is only allowable if no established majors are able to provide a pathway for students to achieve their stated goals.
The IDM provides an interdisciplinary mechanism for students to design a major that will integrate different methodologies, topics, disciplinary cultures, and learning styles.