The Interdisciplinary Major Program

Highly qualified students may design an Interdisciplinary Major, with a unified focus, on a topic not available as a regular major. The Interdisciplinary Major consists of courses offered by two or more departments, for a minimum of 42 hours. Students submit a proposal outlining the nature of the major, a list of courses to be included, evidence of a comparable major at another university (and their requirements) if available, and letters from at least two relevant faculty members in different departments supporting the proposal, one of whom must agree to be the student’s primary adviser. The interdisciplinary major may be declared after the student completes 40 hours; however, planning for the major should begin as early as possible. A second major may not be declared. A minor may be declared; however, courses used in the interdisciplinary major may not also meet requirements in the minor. Students are required to complete an independent senior project, approved and reviewed by the adviser and readers from participating departments. A student who declares an Interdisciplinary Major, but who fails to complete the proposed plan, would still need to complete a regular major to graduate. Proposals are reviewed by the Open Curriculum Committee.



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Dr. Barry Maine
Dr. Barry Maine Chair of the Open Curriculum Committee Dept. of English, Box 7387 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC 27106-7387

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