Design your own future
The Paideia Personalized Major program offers exceptional students the opportunity
to design their own major within the parameters set forth by the Constantin Dean.
The degree plan will combine selected departmental offerings with independent study
under the direction of a personal committee. Students are admitted into this program
on the basis of an excellent academic record and a strong proposal for an interdisciplinary
project. Applicants to to the program should have a grade point average of 3.5 and
sophomore standing. Students may not be admitted to the program later than the first
semester of the junior year. Continuation in the program requires a grade point average
of at least 3.3 in any semester.
A Paideia proposal must meet a number of requirements. First, it must have both a
clearly delimited central topic and that comprehensiveness characteristic of liberal
education. Second, the proposal must fall within an area that can be well supervised
by the university's faculty. Third, it must demonstrate that the proposed work cannot
be better done within the structure of a departmental major.
Paideia Scholars must, of course, fulfill the university requirements that constitute
the core curriculum and the minimum credits for the degree.