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.
Interdepartmental Cluster Requirements
Interested in proposing an interdepartmental cluster? Use the following flowchart to figure out next steps.
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.
For the fall 2019 semester all interdepartmental applicants are strongly encouraged to submit drafts of their proposals to the Multidisciplinary Studies Center by Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to ensure complete applications by the November 1st submission deadline. This fall (fall 2019), November 1, 2019 is on a Friday.
To be in compliance with the fall 2019 deadline, completed proposals must be submitted by Friday, November 1, 2019.
Please note: November 1, 2019 is the last opportunity for senors to submit interdepartmental proposals (this includes interdepartmental clusters); second semester seniors are noteligible to submit interdepartmental proposals.
Completed applications include: completed interdepartmental proposal, proposal essays, completed recommendation form(s) from faculty advisor(s).
Please Note: You must download and electronically fill out all forms which apply to you.
- Major Proposal Form
- Major Recommendation Form (requires two faculty recommendations)
- Minor Proposal Form
- Minor Recommendation Form (requires one faculty recommendation)
- Cluster Proposal Form*
*Please see "Interdepartmental Cluster Requirements" above for more specific guidelines.
- Guidelines for faculty