2016-2017 IIM Deadlines
Submit complete IIM proposals (IIM application, written proposal, letter of recommendation, and examples from comparable institutions) to Academic Services, Usdan 130 by 5 p.m. on the following dates:
Fall 2016 Deadline
Friday, October 21
Spring 2017 Deadline
Friday, March 24
Meet the Majors
Tuesday, October 11th
Academic Services, Usdan 130
Hear from current IIMs and learn more about creating your own major. If you are proposing your IIM this semester, come get feedback on your draft!
Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM)
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 a one-page fact sheet on IIMs (PDF).
IIM Titles That Have Been Approved in the Past
Communication and Media Studies
Conflict and Cooperation Studies
Applied Mathematics and Data Analytics
Global Hunger and Food Security
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Peace and Justice Studies
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
Theater and Social Change