A student who is in good standing in the CAS Honors program may propose an Honors Independently Crafted Major (HICM) to the Honors Program. The student shall be guided by two faculty mentors who shall authorize the proposal before it is made to the Honors Program. The Honors Program reviews the proposal and oversees the progress of the student.
The Honors Independently Crafted Major* must meet the following criteria:
- The major must be at least 40 credits
- The major must draw upon courses from at least two departments or distinct programs**
- The major must include any requirements common to all CAS majors, existing or established in the future
- The major must demonstrate sufficient coursework at the foundational level
- The major must demonstrate sufficient coursework at the advanced level
- The major must include coursework that imparts methodological and theoretical underpinning appropriate to the major
- The major may include up to 4 credits of an internship course
- The major may include up to 4 credits of independent study (beyond independent study credit used to complete an honors senior capstone project)
- The major must include completion and presentation of an interdisciplinary senior capstone project
* The major is subject to all current Catalog policies.
**As defined by the Double Major policy.
Residency Requirement Policy: In the College of Arts and Sciences, a two-course residency requirement must be satisfied for completion of a minor and a four-course residency requirement must be satisfied for the completion of a major.