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Individualized Major

The Individualized Major program allows students to build bridges among disciplines, appealing to their own interests by making connections in a meaningful, academically rigorous fashion. It can also permit students to concentrate their work in an area of study too unusual to support a regularly-offered major.

Students opting for the Individualized Major begin working with faculty mentors in their sophomore year to design a coherent program of study that crosses disciplinary lines by combining courses from at least two disciplines. Examples in recent years have included Neuroscience, Russian Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Comparative Literature.

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