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Individualized Major

Camden College of Arts and Science and University College-Camden students, with the approval of the faculty, may elect an interdisciplinary major for either the B.A. or B.S. degree, rather than pursuing the traditional curriculum. The major must consist of at least 48 credits, at least 15 credits of which must be chosen within one department at the 300 level or above.

Before being permitted to pursue the major, the student must obtain:

  1. The written consent of the chairperson of the department whose courses make up the 15 or more upper-level, single-department credits of the major
  2. The written consent of a full-time faculty member who will act as the student’s adviser
  3. The approval of the Academic Policy and Courses of Study Committee one year prior to graduation

A rationale for the individualized major along with two itemized lists, one of all courses completed, and one of those courses now being taken and yet to be taken, should accompany the request to the Academic Policy and Courses of Study Committee.

Once approval has been granted, a copy of the student’s major program of study will be filed with the registrar and the associate dean of the college. If the student wishes to alter the major, written permission form the adviser must be received. If new departments are involved in the proposed change, the chairperson of these departments must also approve the change. The changed major must then be filed again in the same manner.

Individualized Minor

A student may design an arts and sciences interdepartmental minor. The minor must consist of at least 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be chosen within one department at the 300 level or above. This program can be completed either through daytime or evening attendance and does not apply to the School of Business­-Camden.

Before being permitted to pursue the minor, the student must obtain

  1. The written consent of a full-time faculty member who will act as the student’s adviser
  2. The approval of the Academic Policy and Courses of Study Committee one year prior to graduation.

The student should submit the proposal to the Academic Policy and Courses of Study Committee. It should include (1) a rationale for the individualized minor and a discussion of its intellectual and/or practical coherence, and (2) two itemized lists, one of all courses completed and one of those courses now being taken and yet to be taken.

Once approval has been granted, a copy of the student’s minor program of study will be filed with the registrar and the Office for Student Affairs. If the student wishes to alter the minor, written permission from the adviser as above must be received. The changed minor must then be reapproved by the committee.