What is it called when you create your major in college?
October 19, 2009 5:55PM
When you declare your major to the college or university, and
you are accepted to that program of study, you are identified as a
matriculated student. Thus, you matriculate.
The above answer is what you become when you complete a major. I believe the question is what is it called when you CREATE your OWN major.
I can think of two things that it is called, some schools might have different names for it and I hope people will add that content if they can.
I have heard it called an Individualized Major Plan (IMP), and also a Liberal Arts degree. I got a Behavioral Science AA degree on my way to a BA as a combined degree. There was no Behavioral Science degree listed in the catalog, but my classes were more broad than the psychology degree at my community college.
Hope that helps clarify a little.