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., 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!

Introductory Workshops:
Introductory sessions with the IVSP Coordinator every Friday at 12:30pm! Stay afterwards to learn from current IVSP students at Peer Mentoring from 1pm to 3pm. 

Introductory Workshops are also offered (with varied times to suit student schedules):

Monday, February 3 @ 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 11 @ 10 a.m.

Wednesday, February 19 @ 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 27 @ 2 p.m.

Monday, March 3 @ 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 11 @ 11 a.m.

Wednesday, March 26 @ 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 3 @ 3 p.m.

Monday, April 7 @ 9 a.m.

Tuesday, April 15 @ 9 a.m.

Wednesday, April 23 @ 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 1 @ 1 p.m.


**There will be no Introductory Workshop or Peer Mentoring on Friday, Feb. 14.**



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 Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 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 2012Spring 2011Spring and Fall 2010Fall and Spring 2009, and Fall 2008 graduates and their majors.


University of Maryland Individual Studies Program  Campus Location: 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Appointments: 301.314.0023  Email:

IVSP is a degree granting academic program under the direction of the Office of Undergraduate Studies