Individually Designed Major - Requirements

cas_indiv_photo1_2The Individually Designed Major requires:

  • A minimum of 10 courses
  • A true interdisciplinary set of courses; while there may be a primary department, at least 4 courses must be taken outside that department
  • A suitable number of advanced courses
  • A senior project (seminar, capstone course, supervised lab, or whatever is appropriate for the relevant disciplines). The purpose of this project is to allow students to pull together the multiple threads of their interdisciplinary major
  • Students to maintain a portfolio for the purpose of a reflective review and self-assessment of the progress and changes in direction, if any, of the major. These materials will be used as part of a progress review with advisors at least once a semester. Students must also submit a final assessment of the major to the review panel as a requirement for graduation.