2017-2018 IIM Deadlines

Submit complete IIM proposals (IIM application, written proposal, faculty letter of endorsement, and examples from comparable institutions) to Academic Services, Usdan 130 by 5 pm on the following dates: 

Fall 2017 Deadline
Wednesday, October 11

Spring 2018 Deadline
Wednesday, March 7

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 26th
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Academic Services
Usdan Student Center

Come get feedback on your IIM proposal and learn about the proposal review process!


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
Applied Mathematics and Data Analytics
Cognitive Science
Global Hunger and Food Security
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Peace and Justice Studies
Religious Studies
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
Italian Studies
Theater and Social Change
Visual Culture