Individualized Major Program

FACULTY Johnson, Moloney, McConnaughay (chair), Zant.

The purpose of the individualized major program is to provide an opportunity for students to design their own courses of study. Students who have completed at least one semester at Bradley or at any other college or university may apply for the program.

Entry into the program presupposes a definite objective on the student’s part. Students without definite academic plans should register in academic exploration rather than in the individualized major program.

Students in this program must create their own areas of specialization (majors) by developing programs of study around their own particular academic interests. These programs of study may span several academic disciplines, but cannot duplicate existing majors within the University.


  • Students in the program must meet all University and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements.
  • Students graduating in the program must have a 2.25 over-all grade point average.
  • Before being admitted into the program, students must submit a written statement of their objectives and a detailed curriculum for the approval of the advisors.
  • A staff of advisors provides assistance and direction to students in the program. Students will choose one advisor to meet with at least once each academic year for counseling and review.
  • The program offers both the B.A. and the B.S. degree. Those seeking the B.A. must complete two years of college level study of a foreign language, or the equivalent of such study.


Students are eligible for the program if they are at least second-semester freshmen, have fewer than 90 hours completed and/or in progress, and have a Bradley University grade point average of 2.5.

This is the official catalog for the 2011-2012 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.