Student Designed Major

  • student-designed

    Submission Deadline

    To ensure that your proposal is considered in Spring semester, you must submit it no later than 1 March!

    Talk to the SDM Coordinator at least a week before the deadline.

Would you like to design your own major?

A student-designed major can be a great way to build bridges between disciplines, appealing to a student’s own interests by making connections in a meaningful, academically rigorous fashion. Many students develop their own majors as offshoots of established cross-disciplinary programs, such as Environmental Studies. Neuroscience, or Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Others range farther afield. In recent years, some majors have included:

  • Geography
  • Psychology, Media, and Marketing
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Interaction Design
  • Social Justice & Social Change
  • Public Health
  • Linguistics
  • Central and Eastern European Studies
  • Archaeology and the Ancient World
  • International Relations
  • African Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Studies in Adolescence