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!

Peer Mentoring every Friday 1-3 p.m. ending May 8, 2015! Meet with current students! Get the inside scoop about creating your own major! Hear about fabulous current student and alumni activities!

Introductory Workshops in 2407 Marie Mount Hall (varied times to fit students' schedules!):
Thursday, February 26 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 25 @ 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 9 @ 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 23 @ 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6 @ 11:00 a.m.


Drop In for introductory sessions with the IVSP Coordinator, every Friday at 12:30 p.m.! Stay to meet and socialize and receive peer mentoring from current IVSP students (from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Cookies are served!


Shade Pratt (Design and the Built Environment) was featured in a video at graduation that showed how she balanced her academics and being a dual sport athlete. It also talked about how she created her own major by combining her interests through IVSP! Watch the video.

Congratulations to Mackenzie Burnett who has been named the University Student Commencement Speaker for Spring 2015. Read More.

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

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

Congratulations to Our 2014 Graduates!

A Cast of Simplexity: Characters in Disney Pixar's 'UP', a lecture by Bob MoyerRobert Moyer (IVSP degree: Computer Graphics, 2000) of Pixar Animation Studios, presented a lecture on on the animation process and Disney/Pixar in Fall 2012. Read more.

Congratulations to our other IVSP graduates. 
Read about our Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012Spring 2011, Spring and Fall 2010Fall and Spring 2009, and Fall 2008 graduates and their majors.

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Individual Studies Program  Campus Location: 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Appointments: 301.314.0023  Email:
IVSP is a degree granting academic program of the Office of Undergraduate Studies