For students admitted to Lloyd International Honors College and with a proven record of academic achievement, the SDIP, UNCG's new student-designed interdisciplinary program, offers a challenging yet versatile approach to earning your undergraduate degree. Students pursuing the SDIP will be given priority consideration for scholarships administered by the Dean's Office in the College of Arts and Sciences.
As a student in the SDIP, you creatively combine courses from several departments to customize your degree program. You can pursue your interests and gain a broader understanding of a complex field that requires knowledge of more than one discipline.
As academically rigorous as any established program of study, all student-designed interdisciplinary programs of study require significant student initiative and close interaction with faculty advisors.
There is virtually no limit to the possibilities open to you as you pursue a student-designed program of study. While no two programs of study are alike, you’ll graduate with a degree that is tailored to your needs and helps you achieve your professional goals.
Ready to set sail?
While all students must meet the College of Arts and Science’s liberal education and other degree requirements for a B.A. or B.S., as a student in the Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Program, you will chart your own course. To create your course of study, you must thoroughly develop a concept focused on a problem or area of investigation of special interest to you, design a rigorous curriculum outline and submit your plan to the associate dean of the College for review.
Your faculty advisors are there to guide you as you establish your own learning outcomes and select and integrate relevant and appropriate course work and other academic activities (independent research, fieldwork, study abroad) to meet these goals.
Interested in designing your own course of study?
With the mentoring of college faculty and utilizing University resources, you will design your own curriculum plan to investigate a topic, theme, issue, or set of questions that cannot be adequately addressed within the context of existing majors or minors.
You must be a student in Lloyd International Honors College and have a 3.3 GPA at time of application. To begin the process, you must first meet with an Honors Academic Adviser in Lloyd International Honors College.