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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?

Interdepartmental Major Requirements

Typically, an interdepartmental major consists of ten core courses (40 credits) from at least two departments, and up to four supplementary 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).

Interdepartmental Minor Requirements

Minors consist of six courses (24 credits) and are supervised by one faculty adviser.

How to Apply

The deadline to submit application materials is either November 1st or March 30th . Contact the Multidisciplinary Studies Center (MSC) to set up an appointment with an advisor.

Spring 2018

For the spring 2018 semester all interdepartmental applicants are strongly encouraged to submit drafts of their proposals to the Multidisciplinary Studies Center by Friday, March 9, 2018 to ensure complete applications by the April 1st submission deadline. This spring (spring 2018), April 1, 2018 is on a Sunday.

To be in compliance with the spring 2018 deadline, all proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2018.

Please note: Second semester seniors are not eligible to submit interdepartmental proposals (this includes interdepartmental clusters).

Application Materials

Please Note: You must download and electronicall fill out all forms which apply to you. When completed, please e-mail said forms to

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