The individualized major offers students the chance to design and propose their own program of study, charting a course through PLU’s curriculum that allows them to pursue their interests and prepare for their future.

Students have designed majors in Digital Media, Indigenous Studies, Global Health, and Environmental Education. Drawing courses from across PLU’s offerings, students with individualized majors develop their expertise in conversation with a committee of faculty who support and guide them.

Unlike in other majors, the requirements and learning outcomes for each individualized major are unique, proposed by the student and approved by faculty.

Requirements for the major, including information about the required proposal, can be found here. Most individualized majors start in conversation with faculty from a course or a program that connects to the students’ interests. Proposals, questions, and ideas then go to Interim Dean of Interdisciplinary Programs Suzanne Crawford O’Brien.