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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.

Fall 2018

For the fall 2018 semester all interdepartmental applicants are strongly encouraged to submit drafts of their proposals to the Multidisciplinary Studies Center by Thursday, October 18, 2018 to ensure complete applications by the November 1st submission deadline. This fall (fall 2018), November 1, 2018 is on a Thursday.

To be in compliance with the fall 2018 deadline, all proposals must be submitted by Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Please note: The November 1 deadline will be the last deadline for seniors to submit interdepartmental proposal.  Please be advised that 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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