The Independent Major is designed for students whose interests cannot be accommodated by an established major. An independent major is not just a loose version of a departmental major or a combination of courses in several fields. Rather, it is a coherent, structured plan of study from introductory through advanced work in a recognizable field within the liberal arts. What is more, an independent major is constructed largely from courses offered at Bryn Mawr and Haverford.
Interested students should attend the information session and meet with Dean Raima Evan in the fall of the sophomore year. In designing an independent major, students must enlist two faculty members to serve as sponsors. One, who acts as director of the program, must be a member of the Bryn Mawr faculty; the other may be a member of either the Bryn Mawr or Haverford faculty.
Committee Members for 2015-2016 Academic Year
Raima Evan, Assistant Dean
Doug Blank, Computer Science
Peter Magee, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Jennifer Skirkanich, Biology
Michelle Wien, Biology
Marisa Arellano ’16, student representative
Brenna Levitin ’16, student representative
Dorms open for returning students at 9:00am