Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Individualized Major Program to begin offering minors for Fall 2014

The Individualized Major Program is excited to announce that starting in fall 2014 it will accept applications for individualized minors.  We’ll entertain proposals for minors that arise from students’ interest in Themester or colloquia offered through IU’s centers and institutes, or that concern any subject not represented among IU’s standard minor offerings.


The minor is like others offered through the College in that it consists of 15 hours with a minimum of nine at the 300-400 level.  It’s different from some minors in that it includes courses from various departments (in fact, no more than two courses from a single department can count).  Also, we’ve included special regulations to ensure the minors’ integrity: For example, no more than two courses for the minor can be completed or in progress at the time the student applies.


Students pursuing IMP minors are not required to have faculty sponsors or to interview for admission to the IMP.  The minor application includes a brief essay in which the student distinguishes the proposed minor from others available at IU and articulates the principle of its coherence.  Applications will be reviewed by a committee of three faculty members; subsequent changes require the approval of the IMP director.

For more information, contact IMP:

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
We generally closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m.
Phone: (812) 855-9588
Fax: (812) 856-2015
In Person: The IMP office is located in Ballantine 129, immediately inside the west entrance of Ballantine Hall (across from the Chemistry building).