Self-Designed


At Jewell, you'll have the option to create your own major, specifically tailored to your academic interests and professional goals. This is ideal when existing courses from two or more fields of study can be combined to create a customized program, or if you'd like to master subjects that require a different approach than existing structured majors.

Plan Your Path

A faculty advisor will help you create a plan of study that will result in completion of either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree. Your proposed major must match the rigor of Jewell’s existing major programs and reflect our vision of a liberal arts education. After Jewell’s Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee and the Provost have the plan, you may begin charting your own path.

Past Self-Designed Fields

While a self-designed major ought to be creative and reflect your individual goals, the following are examples of fields in which former Jewell students designed their own majors:

  • kinesiology
  • entrepreneurship
  • exercise science
  • aesthetic textile design
  • international business
  • arts management
  • communication disorders
  • music conducting
  • religion-gender studies
  • jazz studies
  • classics
  • health administration
  • business engineering
  • Asian studies