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Designing Your Own Major or Minor

Students, in consultation with appropriate faculty members, may develop their own major. A self-designed major combines courses from various departments/ programs and independent study projects into a cohesive curriculum of study.

Final approval of these majors rests with the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. The committee evaluates proposals for majors after they have been approved by the faculty members consenting to serve as major advisors.

Students electing this option may apply as early as their third semester but no later than their fifth semester. Deadline to submit an application is four weeks before the last day of classes if the application is to be acted on that semester.

For more information on IDST majors, please visit: http://www.beloit.edu/interdisciplinary/

Student Travel Grants

Beloit College values student research, performance, and other active involvement in off-campus academic conferences and workshops.  Thus, students may apply to the office of the Provost and Dean of the College for up to $300 to support such participation. To qualify for the grant, a student must be giving a paper or performance, or participating actively in the academic conference or workshop as a result of a competitive application process.

To apply, please complete the Student Travel Grant Application and submit it by email to Yaffa Grossman, Associate Dean and Director of the Liberal Arts in Practice Center (grossman@beloit.edu).

Applying for Honors Term 

A limited number of Honors Term Scholar Awards and Honors Term Service Awards are available to outstanding students who would like to continue their study at Beloit College for an additional term beyond graduation. Students who are selected will receive full tuition remission in exchange for undertaking a project that contributes significantly to the academic and/or co-curricular programs of the College and simultaneously furthers their own academic or professional development.

Applications should be submitted via the Portal.  Click on the "Academics" tab to find a link to the Honors Term Application.  Applications must be submitted on line no later than the Wednesday after mid-term break during the term in which the student expects to complete all credit-bearing graduation requirements. Late applications will not be considered.

For more information on Honors Term awards, please visit the Registrar's page on Honors Terms.