Program Requirements

A minor is possible but not required for an individualized major. You may have enough hours in one of your focus areas to obtain a minor.

You must also complete a senior project.

Individualized Major (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Arts

Major requirements (45 hours)

  1. Major of not less than 45 hours with not less than 15 hours of upper division credit. The approved program must include a Public Affairs Capstone Experience (minimum of 3 hours) that will be approved by the faculty advisory committee.
  2. Senior Integrating Experience: IDS 499(0).
  3. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements 

University level requirements:

General Education Program and Requirements

General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

 

Individualized Major (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (45 hours)

  1. Major of not less than 45 hours with not less than 15 hours of upper division credit. The approved program must include a Public Affairs Capstone Experience (minimum of 3 hours) that will be approved by the faculty advisory committee.
  2. Senior Integrating Experience: IDS 499(0).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Bring your degree to life

Your individualized major finishes with a senior project. Senior projects – such as an art exhibition or a presentation – highlight your unique path of study.  

Things to know 

  • You identify a potential senior project when you apply for your individualized major.  
  • Your senior project must combine all three of your study areas and be applicable to the career you want to pursue. 
  • A member of your advisory committee, typically the chairperson, oversees your senior project. 
  • Maya Sudduth created an individualized major: social innovation and advocacy media. She graduated in fall 2017.

  • Maya Sudduth during her senior project presentation. The individualized major requires a senior project.

  • Maya Sudduth’s senior project covered her business plan for her website and marketing strategy.

  • The individualized major gives students a targeted degree for the career they want to pursue.

  • Madison Estabrook designed an individualized major in information analytics and data communication.

  • Madison Estabrook completed her individualized major online. 

  • For her senior project, Madison Estabrook created a portfolio website: MadisonEstabrook.com. She’s an aspiring data scientist.