Courses of Study 2014-2015 
    May 16, 2022  
Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Independent Major Program

In the College of Arts and Sciences .

Course Offerings 

J. Finlay, director, 55 Goldwin Smith Hall, (607) 255-5004.

The Independent Major Program allows students to design their own interdisciplinary majors and pursue a subject that cannot be found in an established major. Proposals for an independent major must be equivalent in coherence, breadth, and depth to a departmental major, well suited to the student’s academic preparation, and consistent with a liberal education. Proposals must also be supported by a faculty advisor and are assessed by a board of faculty members. Independent majors substitute for established majors, but students must still satisfy all the other requirements for the bachelor’s degree. Students should contact Dean James Finlay, Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Advising, 55 Goldwin Smith Hall, for further information. Deadlines for submitting independent major proposals are listed on the calendar supplement  for the College of Arts and Sciences.