Design your future.

Millsaps College offers the opportunity to design a major to best fit your personality, career goals, and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. The curricular, instructional, and administrative framework for the pursuit of a self-designed major is not, by contrast with that of standard majors, already in place. It must be constructed by a special effort. Although members of the faculty and administration of the College stand ready to help you along the way, the initiative for this special effort lies with you. Consequently, a higher degree of self-motivation may be demanded if you are pursuing a self-designed major as opposed to a more established route to graduation.

Previous self-designed majors include the philosophy of science and medicine, international health and economics, health science and human services, engineering studies, global language studies, social justice and the Americas, international social development and education, and environmental studies.


Yvette Langdon

Yvette Langdon

Professor of Biology, Director

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