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Individual interests or unusual career goals may lead an Elmira College student to customizing an academic program to meet his or her intellectual and professional aspirations.

Most students who pursue this option complete the requirements for an established major and sometimes a minor but work far in advance with faculty and career advisors to set up a special internship for late in the junior year or in the senior year. A few work with two advisors to develop their own major from the hundreds of existing courses.

In the past Elmira College students have developed individualized majors such as arts management, advertising, scientific illustration, sports marketing-management, museum studies, and art history.

Visit the Catalog for additional information on the requirements for individualized studies.