University of Maryland Individual Studies Program
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Individual Studies Program

Pursue your dreams! Create your own major!

Combine courses to design your own unique interdisciplinary major leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree.

Work under the guidance of your chosen Faculty Mentor and the dedicated IVSP staff.

Create a major that includes internships, independent research, and/or study abroad.

Join the vibrant, supportive learning community of IVSP majors!


Congratulations to Rachel Herman (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience) has been awarded a 2018-19 Fulbright to research in the Netherlands. Her project title is: “The Role of Nucleus Accumbens in Context-Induced Relapse to Nicotine Seeking.” Congratulations Rae!

Erik Martin (New Media and Global Civics, 2016) was named as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for Games in 2018.

Congratulations to Rachel Smith (Immigration & Ethnic Studies), who was chosen to be the Undergraduate Commencement Speaker for the 2017 December Graduation

Congratulations to IVSP Alumnus Mohammad Zia (Global Diplomacy and Development) for his offer of a 2017-2018 Fulbright Award to research Solar Policies in Morocco!

Mackenzie Burnett (International Relations: Democracy and Diplomacy, 2014) was named as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for Enterprise Technology in 2017.

Individual Studies featured in UMD's student paper, The Diamondback!

Find out what our amazing alumni have accomplished since graduating from IVSP!

Find out what awesome accomplishments our students have achieved while completing their IVSP major!

Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Graduates!

IVSP alumn Bob Moyer  
was part of the team that created Inside Out!

Introductory sessions with the IVSP staff: Introductory sessions with the IVSP staff every Friday at 12:30pm! Stay afterwards to learn from current IVSP students at Peer Mentoring from 1pm to 3pm. (No RSVP necessary.)
**Introductory Sessions begin on Friday, February 2, 2018 for the Spring 2018 semester.**

Peer Mentoring every Friday 1-3 p.m.,
2407 Marie Mount Hall:

Meet with current students! Get the inside scoop about creating your own major! Learn about fabulous student and alumni activities! Cookies are served!
**Peer Mentoring Hours begin on Friday, February 2, 2018 for the Spring 2018 semester.**

Other Appointments:
Please feel free to call us for an appointment
(301-314-0023) or drop by the office at 2407 Marie Mount Hall 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday for one-on-one coaching, advising, etc.

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Individual Studies Program  Campus Location: 2407 Marie Mount Hall
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IVSP is a degree granting academic program of the Office of Undergraduate Studies
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