Interdepartmental Programs

Could it be that your own educational path has made you think about a more personal, autobiographical degree which is built on individual and academic interests investigated from a variety of disciplinary perspectives?

Typically, an interdepartmental major consists of ten core courses (40 credits) from at least two departments, and up to four supplementary courses. (These are courses which enhance the major, but are not directly related.)

The major is supervised by two faculty advisers, and is approved by the Committee on Individualized Interdepartmental Programs (CIIPC). Minors consist of six courses (24 credits) and are supervised by one faculty adviser.

Call (585) 276-5305 for an appointment with an adviser in the Multidisciplinary Studies Center (MSC).

Deadline to submit application materials: November 1 or April 1

For the fall 2016 semester - all interdepartmental applicants are strongly encouraged to submit drafts of their proposals to the Multidisciplinary Studies Center by Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to ensure complete applications by the November 1st submission deadline.

***Second semester seniors are not eligible to submit interdepartmental proposals (this includes interdepartmental clusters).

Download application materials:

Major Proposal Form
Major Recommendation Form (need two faculty recommendations)

Minor Proposal Form
Minor Recommendation Form (need one faculty recommendation)

Guidelines for faculty