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History

Since 1969, the Individualized Major Program has offered students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts a unique and challenging opportunity to plan and design their own interdisciplinary major. It allows students to integrate coursework from across the College of LSA to gain a more comprehensive understanding of a given academic issue. Through the program students have the opportunity to develop engaging academic programs that integrate the rich array of disciplinary perspectives available in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.  

Several of our most successful interdisciplinary programs and majors – Program in the Environment, Neuroscience, Organizational Studies, and International Studies – were born out of student interest in creating Individualized Major Programs on these themes. The program continues to serve students interested in such areas as urban studies and comparative religion, as well as other individualized areas of interest.