The self-designed major exemplifies Interdisciplinary Study, embodying the hallmarks of a liberal arts education at Gettysburg College. In addition to the above Integrative Thinking goals, students designing their own major also embody the College’s overarching goals. Thus, IDS majors 1.) “make connections in what they are learning; to see relevant implications across courses, to achieve an education that is more than a transcript of self-contained courses” and 2.) are self-reflective and able “to write and think in ways that express a growing self-awareness about the progress and impact of their education.”