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. starting September 12, 2014! 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!):
Tuesday, September 9 at 10:00am
Wednesday, September 17 at 10:00am
Thursday, September 25 at 2:00pm
Monday, September 29 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 7 at 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 15 at 1:00pm
Thursday, October 23 at 12:30pm
Monday, October 27 at 9:00am
Tuesday, November 4 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 12 at 3:00pm
Thursday, November 20 at 9:00

PLUS

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!

SPOTLIGHT........

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 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: individualstudies@umd.edu

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