Individual Major (self-designed)
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- Program Requirements
The individual major is for students who want to chart a truly original path through the Gettysburg Curriculum by designing their own course of study.
Individual majors are integrated, interdisciplinary, self-designed majors that combine coursework and other experiences from at least two departments or fields with other experiences such as internships and off campus study.
To design your own major, you must develop a concept focused on a problem, question, or area of investigation of special interest to you that cannot be adequately addressed within a single department or discipline. You will submit an essay explaining your concept and proposing the courses through which you will explore it to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. Faculty sponsors from the departments you are combining will work with you to help you polish your proposal and to advise and guide you through your course of study.