Students may design a unique minor program to fit their personal, academic and professional goals. The responsibility for the planning of such a program rests with the student proposing it, and a proposal for an independent minor must contain suitable justification, a coherent curricular plan and an appropriate title. The proposal must be submitted to the director of the Collaborative for Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies for approval and also must have the approval of a full-time CAS faculty member, chosen by the student, who will serve as the student’s adviser and work with the student to plan the program.
Independent minors must include at least 18 credits of coursework, at least 6 of which must be completed at the 300 level or above, and at least 12 of which must be in courses housed in CAS.
Full independent minor proposals should be submitted no later than the second semester of the sophomore year to start by no later than the first semester of the junior year. Independent minor proposals will be accepted before March 1 for review in the spring semester, and before October 15 for review in the fall semester.