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Fall Proposal Deadline

Friday, October 11, 2019
Due by 5:00 pm

Spring Proposal Deadline

Friday, March 6, 2020
Due by 5:00 pm

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Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM)

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 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
Architectural Studies
Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation
Cognitive Science
Global Hunger and Food Security
Italian Studies
Social Justice and Social Policy
Sustainable Development
Peace and Justice Studies
Urban Studies
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
Religious Studies