The purpose of the thematic major is to provide a creative opportunity for students to build an individualized curriculum around a particular theme and to explore interrelationships between academic disciplines. Examples of some of the most recent thematic majors at the College include conservation biology, the cultural and philosophical basis of art, and American studies.
Thematic majors are developed and pursued under faculty supervision. Proposals must be approved by the Curriculum and Program Committee no later than midterm in the first term of the applicant’s junior year.
Students may secure additional information about the thematic major from the Thematic Major web pages.