Students work with a faculty adviser to create a unique curriculum that fits their interests. This can be a great option for students who are not sure what they want to study, or who want to explore a variety of subjects. Students can design their own four-course concentration, outside of the ones offered, within the major based on their personal academic and professional pursuits. This unique combination of courses works in concert with other co- and extra-curricular activities, including research experiences, internships, and a wide variety of opportunities in our student organizations. Advanced Topics offers the student the flexibility in curriculum choices to grow with their changing interests as they look forward to graduation, graduate school, and their professional endeavors.
Students who design their own concentration have the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at their interests and to explore a wider range of subjects than in a traditional limited traditional major. This can lead to a deeper understanding of the subject matter and to a more well-rounded education.
Designing your own concentration can be a great way to develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills. It can also help you to develop your communication and interpersonal skills. These are all important skills that will be valuable in your future career.
Designing your own major can give you a competitive edge in the job market. Employers are looking for graduates who are able to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Designing your own concentration shows that you have these skills and that you are a self-motivated learner.
Designing your own concentration can help you to develop your intellectual curiosity and to learn how to think for yourself. It can also help you to develop your own unique perspective on the world.
Designing your own concentration can give you the opportunity to network with faculty, staff, and other students who share your interests. This can help you to find mentors, get involved in research, and learn about different career opportunities.