Designing Your Own Major for DIY Learners
In this DIY age of expression, exploration, and innovation, more colleges and universities are providing an opportunity for their students to design their own majors. In fact, the number of schools that offer such majors has increased nearly 5 percent in the past nine years, according to data provided by the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges. Some of these schools allow students to combine disciplines from traditional departments while other schools give the students the freedom to design a totally new degree. Individual studies require more self-discipline and motivation than a typical degree and often require students to draft a thorough proposal and present it to a committee. We have listed here some of the best individualized studies programs in the country. One thing to note is that the tuition rates below don't incorporate room and board and reflect one school year (two semesters). Our data comes from the university and colleges' websites as well as nationally recognized U.S. News and World Report and The National Center for Education Statistics.
Top 10 Best Undergrad Programs that Allow You to Design Your Own Major
|#1||James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA|
|#2||The Gallatin School at NYU New York, NY|
|#3||California College of the Arts Oakland, CA|
|#4||University of Washington Seattle, WA|
|#5||Cornell College Mt. Vernon, IA|
|#6||Columbia University New York, NY|
|#7||Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, IN|
|#8||Lesley University Cambridge, MA|
|#9||Marlboro College Marlboro, VT|
|#10||Evergreen State College Olympia, WA|
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