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True to the intellectual spirit of early humanism, MARS supports students in creating independent majors and minors that cross disciplinary bounds.  Students construct curricula integrating courses from three or more departments.

Students design and propose majors and minors in consultation with the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and members of the faculty. Students receive ongoing counsel and support in planning their academic program and typically build close relationships with these advisors.

Multidisciplinary Study
MARS students must take courses from at least three different disciplines.  These may include:

  • Classics
  • English
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Visual Arts

Preparation for Graduate Work 
Majors and minors who plan on pursuing graduate study will have a distinct advantage at institutions with Medieval/Renaissance programs at the graduate level.  Students considering such programs are strongly encouraged to study Latin.