This major is intended for those students whose intellectual interests converge in an activity that is not directly addressed by any existing program, double major, or combination of major and minor. Students must complete 45 credits in courses that focus on the methods and content of three or more disciplines and balance the contributions of each discipline. The interdisciplinary major will have a primary faculty sponsor and must be approved by the chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Division and a committee of faculty from the departments or programs from which the courses for the major are taken. The same committee will review the updated proposal in the semester before its completion.
Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA overall. Exceptions will be made if the student has a 3.0 in the semester before the application is made and the GPA is reasonably close to 3.0. The student must initiate the process for declaring the major before the registration period for second semester of sophomore year.