Self-Design Major information
Some undergraduate students at SUNY Fredonia want to design their own major. Sometimes the student just cannot find the perfect program at Fredonia, but wants to combine two or more of the excellent programs offered here on campus. Occasionally, a student discovers that he or she will not be able to graduate in the current program due to GPA restrictions and opts to combine the coursework already taken into a general education package. Either way, this is an option for students, although sometimes it can be a difficult one to manage.
Every self-design major or minor student must set up an appointment with the Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He will explain all of the degree requirements for
The following check list describes the specific requirements of the self-design major:
Check List for interdisciplinary Major Program
General Information for Degree Program
Specific Requirements for Major
Other University Requirements for Graduation
Self Design Minor Information
The self-design minor must contain between 18 and 21 credit hours, with no more than 9 credit hours from any one discipline. A minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework must be at the 300-400 level. Students in the minor may include an internship, but it will not fulfill the upper level requirement for the program (the internship must be in addition to the 6 credit hours at the 300-400 level). A portfolio is required upon completion of the minor. The portfolio follows the same basic requirements as the portfolio specs for the major, and must be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 804 Maytum Hall.