Interdepartmental Major

Broad-Based Coursework

The Interdepartmental Major at Alfred University is designed for students who are interested in a variety of disciplines but who don't want to choose just one as a major. In this program, you'll be exposed to a broad course of study in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, fostering skills like conceptual analysis, critical thinking, disciplined writing, creative problem-solving, ethical and moral reasoning, and strong leadership.


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Main Campus - Alfred, NY


Interdepartmental Major (BA)


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Easily Customized

One of the hallmarks of an Alfred University education is the ease with which students can take courses in all 14 divisions of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the other schools and colleges within the university.

In addition to the other College degree requirements, students in this major select an additional 40 credit hours from those disciplines covered by the General Education Program’s Areas of Knowledge (see p. 76), including at least four credit hours from each of the six areas. In selecting this total of 40 credit hours, students are not limited to the 100 - 200 level courses. The courses for the major need not carry the General Education attribute for that Area of Knowledge. Students are also required to complete 24 credit hours of academic course work at the 300 level or above. All courses to be counted in the major must have a grade of C or better.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the Interdepartmental Major, as well as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences general education requirements, you'll be required to complete the College's First Year Experience Program or Transfer Student Program.

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