Major program: The University Major affords the opportunity to design a program of study that responds to individual interests and aptitudes, provides the excitement and challenge of using methodologies from two or more disciplines, and give the chance to work independently at integrating the core skills and background knowledge necessary to realize a coherent intellectual objective.
Each University Major must be sponsored by at least three members of the faculty who agree to supervise the program, and must be approved by the Committee on University Majors, a subcommittee of the Educational Policy Committee. University Major programs must include at least eight courses numbered 201 or higher. Further conditions, including a larger number of courses, may be imposed by the Committee or by the faculty sponsors. Normally, no more than three transfer credits are permitted for the University Major. If more are required, written approval from the student’s committee is necessary.
Completion of a senior honors thesis (two semesters), a senior essay (one semester), or a major performance or exhibit is a requirement of the University Major.