Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Student/Faculty Designed, BA
What is the study of Student/Faculty Designed?
The Student/Faculty-Designed Major (SFDM) is a program/major that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree granted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The SFDM allows students, in consultation with appropriate faculty, to design individualized programs in subject-areas or with educational objectives that are not served by existing departmental majors. Programs may have either an academic or pre-professional focus. Responsibility for compliance with the policies, procedures, and intent of the SFDM is shared by the student and their individually organized Advisory Committee.
Students interested in pursuing a Student/Faculty Designed Major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree should contact the Liberal Studies Department. See http://www.wwu.edu/liberalstudies.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Where the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, or CHSS in conjunction with course offerings from another college, has the resources needed for a course of study but does not offer a formal major that can accommodate a student's needs, it is appropriate to consider constructing a Student-Faculty Designed Major (SFDM).