Interdisciplinary Studies: Self Design

CHASS.ChenStudent.0127The Self-Design Degree Program is an interdisciplinary program at NC State that enables students to create a unique educational experience leading to either a BA or a BS degree. The degree requires students to combine courses from multiple disciplines demonstrating the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and solving problems in today’s complex world.

Admission to the self-designed major program is by application only. The first step for the student who wishes to enter the program is to contact Dr. Alicia McGill, the Self-Design Major Coordinator, who will provide initial guidance in formulating the description of the proposed degree and assist the student in identifying a faculty advisor.

With assistance from the adviser, the student completes an application for the self-designed program (application form and instructions are linked below). The application must be approved by the Self-Designed Major Committee. This committee meets twice a semester to review applications.

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
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  • All Humanities & Social Science Majors
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  • Written Communication
  • Additional Skills will Vary with Concentration
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