The Individual Major caters to students whose interests involve several subjects. With the guidance of a faculty sponsor, a student can plan a program and identify specific courses to be taken.
Individual Major News
Pandemic Puts Community, Environmental Resilience Major in Focus
Thomas “Gib” Shea '22, who created his own major, is preparing for a public service career managing responses to emergencies like COVID-19. A volunteer firefighter and EMT since high school,…
Cook '90 named Chief Operating Officer for Health System
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Kevin Cook '90 was recently named the chief operating officer for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. In the position, he oversees the…
Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War
For Taylor Rugg ’17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course,…
Canieshia Phillips '19, M.A.T.'20
Writing and Rhetoric and Child Development and Advocacy Double Major
"My decision to create my own major, Child Development and Advocacy, was not a hard one. I wanted the flexibility of deciding which classes work best to meet the needs of my intended major. I was able to apply a wide range of classes across different disciplines and departments which allowed me to explore a variety of issues facing children."