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Here’s what you need to know as you develop your self-designed major:
  • Total credits in the major can range from a minimum of 30 credit hours to a maximum of 48 credit hours, with no more than half of the credit hours taken in a single department or program.
  • You must take courses from at least three departments or programs, with no more than half of the credit hours originating from any one department or program.
  • For the self-designed major leading to a B.S. degree: In addition to satisfying the NQR requirement, three additional science courses must be taken in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, or physics. None of these three science courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
  • It’s unusual for more than two introductory-level courses to count toward the self-designed major.
  • It’s possible to combine the self-designed major with another major; but note that the rules for dual majors will apply.
  • All self-designed majors must be compatible with the degree requirements for Arts & Sciences.