The independent study committee is in charge of independent majors and senior scholar projects.

Independent Major

majorThe College provides the Independent Major for those students whose academic interests do not match the course requirements of existing majors. A student may design an independent major and submit a detailed written proposal to the Independent Study Committee.The proposal must be prepared with the aid of one or two advisors who write letters of support and agree to assume responsibility for the duration of the program.
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Senior Scholars

YG8A3389-1024x683The Independent Study Committee has administered the program since the faculty revised the regulations in 1959. The Senior Scholars Program is a college-wide program that provides the opportunity to devote significant time to a major project. Therefore, it has different requirements than do the various departmental independent study or senior project programs. More >