2013-2014 IIM Deadlines

Submit complete IIM proposals (petition, proposal, letter of recommendation, examples from comparable institutions, and resume (optional) to Academic Services, Usdan 130 by: 

Fall 2013 Deadline
Friday, October 11


Spring 2014 Deadline
Friday, March 7


Fall Mixer 11/13 5:30-7pm in Academic Services

What is an Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM)?
An Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM) offers students with interdisciplinary, intellectual interests the opportunity to design a course of study not available in the regular curriculum. Each IIM is designed around a topic, theme, issue, or set of questions that cannot be adequately addressed within the context and combination of existing majors or minors. The skills necessary to pursue an IIM include the ability to work independently, to analyze and synthesize materials from different disciplines, and to work one-on-one in sustained dialogue with a group of faculty advisors.

The Office of Admissions provides this one-page fact sheet on IIMs.


The following are examples of IIM titles that have been approved in the past:

Cognitive Science
Communication and Media Studies
Conflict and Cooperation Studies
Developmental Studies
History of Ideas
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies
Journalism and Media Studies
Urban Education
Theater and Social Change
Visual Culture