Guidelines for developing and completing your own self-designed major.
Understanding and seeking answers to complex issues often requires integrating knowledge and methods drawn from the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Students who design a liberal arts interdisciplinary major should want to study a problem, question, or area of knowledge using and integrating multiple disciplinary approaches.
A self-designed major contains 12-15 units. Faculty advisors play an important role in working with students to design and implement these majors.
Examples of previously self-designed interdisciplinary majors include:
- Chinese Studies
- Anthropology of Religion
- Musical Direction for the Theater