What You’ll Do
Some academic interests cannot be adequately addressed by a single major program. And at Warren Wilson, we don’t believe in limiting your curiosity. It’s why you have the opportunity to design your own major. With the support of a three-person Faculty Committee, you’ll leap into your areas of interest.
Bringing Your Major to Life
All self-designed majors begin with a written proposal. You’ll include a description of the theme of your program, illustrating how your myriad interests come together in a cohesive and compelling way. Your proposal will include a curricular overview which identifies your courses of interest. And of course your team of faculty advisors will be with you every step of the way.
While I was in college, I knew I wanted to be an artist but I also knew that I did not want to be a starving artist. I was frustrated with the lack of business/marketing classes available to art majors and vice versa, so I decided to create my own major to suit my goals in life. I met with the Integrative Studies board and they helped me to refine my goals. The major I created was called Entrepreneurial Creative Business Arts where I learned to be an artist and an entrepreneur at once.Janna Willoughby-Lohr, '04, Integrative Studies