The individualized major provides students with the flexibility to design their own educational experience around their own interests and academic strengths. The major is designed to complement and capitalize on a number of assets unique to Cabrini College.
The individualized major is appropriate for students with strong interest in two or more academic areas, and for those students who find that their strengths are greater across several disciplines rather than within one. An individualized major must meaningfully combine two or more disciplines. An individualized major may not be a version of an existing major with fewer courses.
ProceduresA student who wishes to pursue an individualized major must present a proposal to the Individualized Major Supervisory Committee. The Committee consists of three full-time faculty members and the dean for academic affairs. The first step in formalizing a proposal is for a student to find a faculty advisor to sponsor his or her request. In most cases, the faculty member should represent the department in which the student will complete the most courses for the individualized major. If a student wishes to work with someone else, he or she should explain the rationale for this choice in the proposal.
The student, in conjunction with the advisor, should write a description of the individualized major, including a rationale for the program and a list of courses that will fulfill the major. The proposal must be signed by the advisor. The student will then need to forward his or her proposal to the Supervisory Committee through the dean for academic affairs. If the Committee approves the major, it cannot be changed without review and approval by the Committee. All changes must be made in writing.
Special RequirementsInidvidualized majors must be approved by the Individualized Major Supervisory Committee. Students must achieve at least a 2.2 QPA in the major. Students must complete at least 30 college credits after the creation of the individualized major.
All courses comprising the individualized major must be at the 300-level or above. Students must take four courses in each of two disciplines.