The B. A. Individualized Major is an interdisciplinary degree meant for those students who 1) prefer an individualized, interdisciplinary major as opposed to a traditional single-discipline major or 2) are preparing for a graduate/professional program which benefits from undergraduate study across disciplines.
When designing an Individualized Major, two students with similar ambitions might build very different programs. For example, one pre-law student might combine Political Science, Justice Administration, and English; a second pre-law student might combine History, Psychology, and Military Science. Each is preparing for the LSAT and professional school; they are just arriving via different routes which reflect their interests.
A minimum of three concentrations is required for each program; some students extend this to four or five. An Arts and Sciences minor (or approved substitution) is the cornerstone of each Individualized Major. As long as at least two concentrations are within A&S additional, relevant areas may be incorporated from university colleges outside A&S. It is possible for transfer students or students studying away from the university to bring in completed concentrations of college-level coursework which have no equivalent course at UofL.
Our majors have created hundreds of individualized programs. Some examples of individualized programs include:
Medicine, Health, and Wellness (includes pre-Medicine, pre-Dentistry, pre-Optometry, pre-Pharmacy, pre-Hospital Administration)
Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Services (includes pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy, pre-Expressive Therapies, pre-Communicative Disorders)
Social Services and Criminal Behavior (includes pre-Law, pre-Counseling, pre-Forensic Studies)
Computer Mediated Communication and Information Studies (includes pre-Library Science)
Environmental and Ecological Studies
Community Development and Organization
Human Rights Advocacy
Creative Performance and Arts Administration
Non-Profit Management and Entrepreneurship
Higher Education Teaching and Administration
Media (includes Journalism, Animation, Advertising, Web Design)
Languages, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies
What would you like to design?