Individualized Study

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The Individualized Study major is no longer accepting
new students

Interested students should apply to our new major:

Current Students

Students who already declared the Individualized Study major before Winter 2021 will follow the requirements below.

Major Requirements


Students can't apply directly to this major, but can prepare for admission in their junior year after they have completed at least one quarter of coursework in IAS, including BIS 300. Students interested in pursuing the Individualized Study major work with a faculty member to develop a proposal. This proposal is then reviewed by a faculty committee. Degree requirements for IS vary from proposal to proposal, but they need to include the following:

Degree Requirements

TOTAL= 68 Credits

40 credits

A minimum of forty credits of coursework in the approved area of study, including three 2-credit Portfolio Reflection courses (one in the first quarter of individualized study; one at the midpoint; and one in the final quarter). 

Additional 28 credits

Faculty Contact

Please contact the IS Faculty Coordinator if you have any questions, concerns or ideas about the Individualized Study major.