Requirements for the Individualized Major (8–14 Credits)

While each major will look different, all Individualized majors must include:

  • At least 8 and no more than 14 credits
  • No more than 8 credits from the same disciplinary prefix
  • At least 3 upper-division credits and at least 3 lower-division credits
  • At least one Writing-centered credit
  • An integrative senior capstone

If the Independent Major is a second major, no more than 50% of the coursework in the first major may be counted towards it.

Students seeking to begin the process of designed an Individualized Major should contact the College of Arts & Sciences Deans’ Office, either in person at Smullin 108, or via email at


Willamette University

Individualized Major Program

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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