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Prospective Students

The Individualized Major Program (IMP) has been discontinued as of January 2018 and no additional students will be able to declare an IMP major.

Proposing an Individualized Major Program is an involved process that requires students to clearly define and articulate their academic goals. Most students find this to be a very rewarding endeavor, even if their proposals for the program are not approved.

In designing an Individualized Major Program, students are required to work closely with the program advisor and faculty members in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to develop a detailed curriculum proposal and a statement of intellectual purpose. Before a student may proceed with a proposed major, the Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies must formally approve the proposal. While proposals are accepted, there is no guarantee that this will be the case with each student. Students must develop an acceptable backup plan to accomplish their educational goals and graduate on time through another program.

This page will help you decide whether proceeding with an Individualized Major Program proposal is right for you.