Jun 10, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Individualized Studies, B.A.


An interdisciplinary, student-designed program of study, resulting in a B.A. degree and devised in consultation with faculty members and approved by relevant Department Chairs, supported by the Director of the Center for Integrative Learning. It includes courses from two or more disciplines with a central focus on a subject, topic, or theme that is not covered in existing majors or combinations of academic programs.

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)


Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 36


Basic Requirements: (4 Credits)


Disciplinary Requirements by Category: (32 Credits)


Primary Discipline: (18 Credits)


Eighteen credits in the self-designed program’s primary discipline, with at least nine credits at the upper level

Secondary Discipline: (9 Credits)


Nine credits in the self-designed program’s secondary discipline

Electives: (5 Credits)


Elective coursework included in the self-directed plan, chosen in coordination with academic advisors and program director.

Notes:


For the B.A., Individualized Studies majors must complete

• 24 upper-division credits as part of their self-designed study program
• 90 credits in the Liberal Arts and Sciences overall

One of the two main disciplines must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.
No more than four credits of directed study may be applied to the major.

Outline/Advising Guide


For Students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022:

First Year


Fall (14 Credit Hours)


Spring (16 Credit Hours)


N/ Credit(s): 4
S/ Credit(s): 3
R/ Credit(s): 3-4
Foreign Language Credit(s): 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective Credit(s): 2-3

Second Year


Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Spring (15 Credit Hours)


N/ Credit(s): 4
F/ Credit(s): 3
Course in Primay Discipline Credit(s): 3
Course in Primay Discipline Credit(s): 3
Major  Elective Credit(s): 2

Third Year


Fall (15 Credit Hours)


300 or 400-level Course in Primay Discipline Credit(s): 3
Course in Secondary Discipline Credit(s): 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective Credit(s): 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3

Spring (15 Credit Hours)


300 or 400-level Course in Primay Discipline Credit(s): 3
300 or 400-level Course in Primay Discipline Credit(s): 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective Credit(s): 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3

Fourth Year


Fall (15 Credit Hours)


300 or 400-level Course in Primay Discipline Credit(s): 3
300 or 400-level Course in Major Elective Credit(s): 3
300 or 400-level Course in Secondary Discipline Credit(s): 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3

Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Total Credit Hours: 120


Note: Where no prerequisites apply, some variation in the order or semester in which courses are taken is possible. Students should consult their academic advisors for additional information