Majors & Minors

Independent Major

If your intellectual interests stretch across the boundaries of the established majors, Southwestern allows you to craft your own Independent Major (area of concentration). Designed in consultation with the chairs of the Division/School and the Departments involved, you can tailor an interdisciplinary course of study focused on a theme.

Independent Major
Independent Major (Credit: Southwestern University)

Recent graduates have pursued Independent Majors in a wide range of topics including:  

  • International Politics and Environmental Concerns
  • Film Studies
  • Visual Media
  • Behavioral Studies
  • Childhood Development and Learning in Society
  • Arts Management
  • Business and Kinesiology
  • Culture and Sustainability
  • International Business
  • International Political Economy
  • American Pop Culture
  • Political Communication Studies
  • Sports Management