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Independent Interdisciplinary Major Requirements

An independent interdisciplinary major must represent the same rigor and structure of other department and interdiscplinary majors.

Course Requirements

  • A total of 10 to 12 courses (12 maximum)
  • At least 4 courses from each of two departments
  • At least 4 courses must be at the 300-400 level
  • No more than 8 courses can be taken in any one department (whether listed in the major or not).
  • If one area of concentration is a language, and the language is begun at the 100 level, then a maximum of 10 courses in the department of the language may be taken.
  • At least 16 courses outside of the main departments involved in the major

Senior Comprehensive Requirement

During the senior year, each student must participate in a seminar, or present and defend a thesis, or prepare an appropriate project. The Interdisciplinary Committee shall:

  • Designate ways in which the student will fulfill this senior comprehensive requirement
  • Notify the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the details of the senior project at the beginning of the student's senior year
  • Certify its completion

Minimum Grade Point Average

  • A 2.0 grade point average must be earned in all course credit applied to the major. A passing grade must be achieved on the comprehensive requirement.