Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017
Special University Programs
Under special circumstances, students may design their own majors. This option is offered for highly motivated and self-disciplined students who seek a course of study that is not available through existing programs at the University. It allows students, with the close supervision of faculty members, to cross department and college lines and to create educational experiences on and off campus as part of individual programs of study.
Student-designed majors are administered by a committee of elected faculty that operates through the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students who want to design their own majors are required to give the committee evidence of careful thought and planning in a proposal.
Fall submissions are due by October 15 of the student’s junior year. Proposals are only reviewed once a semester. Spring submissions are due by February 25. The committee will convene soon after the deadline to review the proposals. Under no circumstances will the committee consider a senior year proposal.
Proposal guidelines are available in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and on the Academic Affairs website, www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/student-designed-major-sdm. Click on "Academic Enrichment."