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About IMP

The Individualized Major Program (IMP) is an option for innovative and thoughtful students who wish to undertake a rigorous program of study within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts that is not available in an existing departmental major or interdepartmental program. The Individualized Major Program allows students to develop engaging, cutting-edge academic programs that integrate a rich array of disciplinary perspectives to gain a more comprehensive understanding of a given academic issue. All proposed majors must have an identifiable academic focus and unifying theme with the liberal arts as a cornerstone. As with other LSA majors, students' proposed majors must stress the development of skills to think critically and to understand and evaluate knowledge.

The Individualized Major Program should never be regarded as your primary option for a major. Students should first investigate the wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors offered by the College and the wide degree of flexibility in the LSA degree requirements.  But if you don't find what you're looking for in the existing curriculum, read through the information for prospective students on this site and then come talk to the program advisor about your ideas for a proposal.