Individual Studies Program
Director: Dr. Joan Burton
The Individual Studies Program (IVSP) enables UM students to design their own interdisciplinary majors, subject to a proposal process, when their educational goals cannot be reasonably achieved within an existing departmental curriculum. The Individual Studies Program leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. IVSP degree programs focus on academic and intellectual growth through interdisciplinary study. Individually created student majors have recently included such titles as International Relations and East Asia, Global Health, 3D Environment Modeling and Design, Environmental Sustainability, Education and Social Change in Latin America, Healthcare Management for Diverse Communities, Global Development, Middle Eastern Studies, Asian American Policy and Advocacy, Women's Health, Digital Media in Society, and Urban Policy Studies.
For information, see Office of Undergraduate Studies.