Why Self-Designed Major?
This degree offers you an opportunity for a one-of-a-kind intensive educational and research experience through a self-designed program. Combined with a second major, the Self-Designed major at AUBG will allow you to pursue your biggest passions and devise your own program with the personal guidance of top professors across multiple disciplines.
SDM is offered for students with exceptional motivation, vision, and creativity. In consultation with faculty members, you will create a unique plan of study that is not part of the current AUBG curriculum and that bridges two or more content areas (other than two major program areas) and is not a subcomponent of one major or minor discipline. The result is an interdisciplinary degree that focuses on integrated learning in multiple areas with sufficient depth to conduct research across fields of knowledge.
Students completing an SDM will receive diplomas with their specific, interdisciplinary field listed as the title of the degree (e.g., “B.A. in Political Communication” or “B.A. in Women’s Studies”).
Why Liberal Arts?
Liberal Arts is not reserved for art students only. At AUBG, for example, we have a variety of majors and minors spanning from Business Administration to Computer Science, and we make sure that you get a solid understanding and in-depth knowledge in the field you choose to study. What differentiates Liberal Arts from other types of degrees, however, is that in addition to that, it gives you the freedom to explore, create, practice your skills and connect to others.
Some of the interdisciplinary fields for a Self-Designed major might include the following: