Asked by: Anonymous
I know there’s a nexus journalism major that’s cropped up in the last few years! It’s definitely something you could work with an adviser and the registrar to make happen. My tip for designing a major: clear and very frequent communication with the people holding the reins of what and what does not qualify as a major course for you. Keep an eye on all the pots you have boiling!
Any SELF-DESIGNED MAJORS out there have tips to share?
Yes! I’m a 2012 alumna and I self-designed a musical theatre major. About the process. If you’re thinking about self-designing, you can go to the registrar’s office and ask to read other students’ proposals: you can see the courses we took, which profs advised us, and how we described our majors.
Since you’re interested in communications, you should also check out the newly developed Nexus tracks. They’re essentially the equivalent of a minor with lots of experiential learning (so you’d follow a Nexus track in addition to your major.)