Aug 09, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Contract Major


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A student who wishes to design his or her own interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary major in place of a discipline major may contract for such a major. A contract major is an individualized and coherent plan of study of 40 or more hours of course work that a student, working with faculty, designs.

  • The Vice President and Chief Learning Officer and the 4-Year College Educational Policies Committee shall approve each contract major. The Dean of Undergraduate Studies shall assign a faculty advisor.
  • To apply for a contract major, students shall have at least sophomore status with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.
  • A Contract Major form must be completed with the signature of a sponsoring faculty member.
  • Each course that is part of the contract major must be scheduled to be taught during the following three years.
  • No online courses, with the exception of summer residency courses, may be part of the contract major.
  • No more than two (2) named core curriculum courses or two (2) independent study courses may be included.
  • The College requires that a student obtain a C or better in all course work required for the contract major.
  • All other graduation requirements shall be met.

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