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Self-Designed Major


Self-Designed

The self-designed, or contract, major allows highly focused and motivated students to design a unique course of study. This option is ideal if you would like to combine course work in several disciplines or pursue a specific topic in depth within or across disciplines.



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Evie Odom
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123 Johnson Hall
odomevie@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8593


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  • Nicole Benjamin, ’17, created her own path at Meredith by taking advantage of a unique option to design her own major
  • Examples of Self Design Majors include, Chines Studies, Media Writing, Art History, etc
  • Self-Designed Majors work closely with an adviser to design a contract major proposal

There are two types of self-designed majors available to current students: departmental and interdisciplinary. Departmental contract majors primarily include courses within the particular department or school, but may include courses from other disciplines.

Interdisciplinary majors allow students to combine coursework from multiple disciplines. All self-designed majors must be approved by Academic Council, which oversees curriculum at Meredith.

Read more about how to design your own major in the Undergraduate Catalogue.

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Julia Dent, an aspiring photojournalist, chose to create her own major in media writing.