There are many reasons students choose off-campus study programs. All of them are valid! For students who wish to study off-campus within their major or who would like to increase the possibility of receiving major credit while studying off-campus, we have created these Off-Campus Study in the Major documents (please note that some majors still need to be completed, if your major is “TBA”, please contact Brittan Duffing in IOS for advising.
To request major credit while off-campus, students must work with the Department Chair of their major. Department Chairs are listed on the College’s website as well as on department websites. When students request courses be reviewed for course credit, students should send the course syllabus and their reasoning for the request to the Department Chair by email to initiate the conversation. Request requirements vary by department, but generally, these requests can be made before, during, and after the semester off-campus. The IOS Office highly recommends students keep a written record of major course approvals from off-campus study, as Department Chairs can change from year to year. If you have further questions about this process, please contact your Department Chair or IOS.
For your planning conveniences, IOS has prepared a downloadable and fillable Course Projection Form. This form allows students to input anticipated courses, credit amount, GE attribute, and credit type.
Program Search by Major and Concentration Department Recommendations
Below is a list of departments for which we have a compiled programs that may interest students majoring in those subjects.
You may not need to be in one of these majors to participate in these programs.
- Latin American Studies – TBA
- Medieval Studies
- Music – TBA
- Political Science
- Race and Ethnic Studies
- Russian Languages and Area Studies
- Social Work
- Studio Art
- Women’s and Gender Studies
- Nordic Studies
- Other Concentrations TBA
Program Search by Academic Focus or Area of Interest