University of Maryland Individual Studies Program

Sample Majors

Below is a sampling of student-created majors that have been recently approved by the Faculty Review Board. Talk to the IVSP staff about your idea for an Individual Studies Major! The staff is also happy to brainstorm with students seeking ways to realize their interests and passions and attain a college degree.

Arts and Humanities Majors

Character Studies and Design
Cognitive Science and Written Communication
Gender Studies in the Radio Industry
Identity and Fashion in American Society
Medieval Studies
Modern Ethnomusicology
Music Consumerism
Music History and Literature
Renaissance Studies
Transmedia Storytelling

Entrepreneurism, Digital Media, and Innovation Majors

3D Environment Modeling and Design
Civic Engagement and Media
Design and the Built Environment
Digital Innovation Management Studies
Digital Media in Society
Entertainment Law Studies
Entertainment Business Law
Environmental Business
New Media and Global Civics
Product Design and Marketing
Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America
Sustainable Design and Marketing
Technology Management and Innovation
Web Communications

Global and Public Health Majors

Global Health
Global Health and Advocacy
Global Health Equity and Epidemiology
Global Health Innovation Policy
Global Health Policy
Maternal and Child Health
Global Public Health
Global Public Health and Development
Global Women's Health
Health and Communities
Health and Social Inequality
Health, Culture, and Inequalities Studies
Healthcare Management for Diverse Communities
Human Health and Wellness
Movement and the Mind
Personal Health and Psychological Wellbeing
Philosophy and Science of Mind
Positive Psychology, Philosophy, and Happiness
Public Health and Women
Public Health Equity
Public Health and Structural Inequalities
Women's Health and Global Communications

International and Area Studies Majors

Cross-Cultural Communication in Agricultural Development
Education and Social Change in Latin America
Environmental Conflict and International Development
Global Crisis Management
Global Development
Global Development Policy in the Middle East
Global Diplomacy and Democracy
Global Economic Development
Global Social Change and Development
Globalization, Human Rights, and the Middle East
Immigration and Ethnic Studies
International and Cross-Cultural Communications
International Development
International Development and Conflict Management
International Development in Latin America
International Political Economy: Japanese Perspective
International Relations
International Relations: Diplomacy and Democracy
International Relations and Diplomacy
International Relations and East Asia
International Relations with Persian Studies
Minority Advocacy and Public Policy
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Peace-Building and Social Change
US International Relations

Leadership, and Community Development Majors

Children with Special Needs and Family Support
Community Economic Development
Culture, Crime, and Family Health
Disability Studies
Education and Community Development
Education and Diversity Studies
Education Policy and Social Issues
Expressive Therapy
Global Engineering Leadership and Managment
Latino Counseling
Leadership for Social Change
Leadership in a Diverse Society

Management and Advertising Majors

Digital Marketing and New Media
Digital Narratives
Equitable Advertising
Sport Leadership, Administration, and Community
Social Innovation and Philanthropic Management
Sport and Recreation Management
Sport Marketing and Communication
Sports and Society
Sports Media Management
Technology Management and Innovation

STEM Focused Majors

Astrobiology Communications
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Biomedical Engineering, Bioethics, and the Law
Epidemiology and Bioethics
Hominin Evolution
Nutritional Physiology

Sustainability and Urban Planning Majors

American Historical Preservation
Environmental Sustainability
Real Estate Development for a Sustainable Future
Urban Planning and Renewal
Urban Policy Studies
Urban Studies, Planning, and Design

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