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Individual Studies, B.A.

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Cedar Falls, IA, United States
The purpose of the individual studies major is twofold: 1) to enable a student to design an individualized major by selecting courses from several academic departments, and 2) to explore interdisciplinary areas of study before those areas are formally adopted as departmental or interdepartmental majors.


Students interested in this major should consult first with the individual studies director concerning the feasibility of designing an individual studies major in a particular area. If the university does not have the faculty or curricular resources for the area requested, the student will be so advised.

Students are required to identify a central organized theme for their major and design it under the guidance of four interdisciplinary faculty members and the individual studies director. In most cases, an undergraduate thesis will be required of this major. 

The individual studies program is not intended to provide a secondary alternative to existing majors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Examples of past individual studies majors include sports marketing/management, writing and health sciences.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete all the information requested on the application so there will be no misunderstanding. See that all questions are answered to avoid unnecessary correspondence and delay in considering your request for admission.
  • Your legal name should always be used. If your high school or college records may appear under another name, give this name also.
  • Submit the required application for admission and supporting documents at least ten days prior to the beginning of orientation for the session for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to arrange to have the necessary credentials submitted.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      18207 USD/year
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    • National

      7665 USD/year
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    Living costs for Cedar Falls

    • 1119 - 1740 USD/month
      Living Costs

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