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  Jan 23, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Self-Designed, B.A./B.S.

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The Self-Designed Major allows York College students to construct an individualized program of study using existing courses offered by one or more academic departments. A student interested in pursuing such an option must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average, and two faculty members representing the disciplines included in the proposed major must agree to serve as self-designed major advisors. Finally, students must prepare a proposal for their plan of study that defines the title of their intended major, lists the courses which he or she plans to include in their program, and provides a rationale for the development of their self-designed major.

Since the early planning stages of the Self-Designed Major are especiallyimportant for both the student and advisor, students should be encouraged to construct a plan as early in their academic careers as possible. The proposal for the Self-Designed Major must be approved by both advisors. Then, at any time prior to the completion of 59 credits, the student must submit the proposal to the Academic Programs Committee for review and action. Changes in approved Self-Designed Major programs must be endorsed by both advisors and approved by the Academic Programs Committee. Under normal circumstances, courses used to construct a self-designed major may not be simultaneously used to complete other college majors or minors.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students must complete a minimum of 122 credits, complete the General Education Requirements of the College, satisfy the College’s residency requirement, and earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Required Courses for Self-Designed Major:

The required courses for each student’s self-designed major must be approved by theAcademic Programs Committee following endorsement by the student’s advisors.Aminimum of 39 credits within the major selected from at least two academic disciplines must be included. This coursework must include a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 level or above, and at least 15 credits of coursework must be completed in each discipline represented in the major. No more than six credits of independent study or internship may be completed as part of the requirements for the major.

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