Interdepartmental Programs

Could it be that your own educational path has made you think about a more personal, autobiographical degree which is built on individual and academic interests investigated from a variety of disciplinary perspectives?

Typically, an interdepartmental major consists of ten core courses (40 credits) from at least two departments, and up to four supplementary courses. (These are courses which enhance the major, but are not directly related.)

The major is supervised by two faculty advisers, and is approved by the Committee on Individualized Interdepartmental Programs (CIIPC). Minors consist of six courses (24 credits) and are supervised by one faculty adviser.

Call (585) 275-7532 for an appointment with an adviser in the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs.

Deadline to submit application materials: November 1 or April 1

Download application materials:

Major Proposal Form
Major Recommendation Form (need two faculty recommendations)

Minor Proposal Form
Minor Recommendation Form (need one faculty recommendation)

Guidelines for faculty