The Individualized Study program (INDS) is for students to combine courses from two or more different academic disciplines, along with internships and independent studies, to create an individualized B.A. or B.S. degree. Students may declare an INDS major as early as the time at which they are admitted to UMBC, but many transfer into the program as a change of major. INDS requires a sequence of coursework that spans four semesters, and sometimes takes longer. Students interested in exploring the INDS major should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-455-2004 for an appointment.
This degree works well for students who have identified the future they intend after UMBC. By working closely with your advisor, you will use this goal to develop a detailed degree plan that makes you a competitive candidate for this future. As part of designing your degree, you will work with two faculty mentors who later support you through designing and completing a capstone research project.