Interdepartmental major

The requirements for a bachelor of arts with an interdepartmental major appear in section 3 of the Academic Rules and Regulations for your cohort.  

An interdepartmental major can be a good choice for a student with strong interest in two related disciplines from two different departments.  Once an interdepartmental major has been declared, however, a student's program is less flexible than it would be if s/he were a HUM, SSC or SCI major. 

Requesting an Interdepartmental Major

Interdepartmental majors meet graduation requirements with their own combination of courses. This combination of courses must form a coherent whole, and students requesting an interdepartmental major must motivate that combination when they apply for an interdepartmental major. Students must submit their request for interdepartmental major to the UCU Exam Board via their tutors. 

Methodology Courses

Interdepartmental majors must take all methodology courses required for majors in the departments from which their interdepartmental program draws. 

Humanities
  • UCACCMET25
Science
  • One mathematics course
  • Three lab modules
Social Science
  • UCACCMET11
  • UACCMET22, 23, 24 or 25

Major Courses

Interdepartmental majors take 10 courses in at least two different tracks in different departments. They may complete requirements with tracks in any of the areas available for HUM, SSC or SCI majors.