Special Studies Program

Students are encouraged to consider a self-designed major if they have a significant academic interest that spans multiple disciplines and/or are is not a major offered at Principia College. Special majors combine courses from existing curricular offerings on campus and/or from courses offered at other institutions.

Recent examples of special majors include:

  • family studies
  • art history
  • range science
  • film studies
  • music production

Special majors must follow the same distribution requirements for BA or BS degrees.

“I was eating sushi with one of my professors, and she said she'd be willing to work with me to create a special major . . . . For my capstone, I'm looking at how art can be used for political change.”