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About the Custom Designed Major


The Custom-Designed Major enables students to pursue an individualized course of study at Drexel University not readily available through an existing major, or a combination of existing majors and/or minors. The program is designed for highly motivated students, whose interdisciplinary curiosity and career ambitions cannot be satisfied by a traditional, preexisting major.

The major offers students an opportunity for an early intensive research experience; incorporates cooperative education as part of its degree requirements; and culminates in an original, interdisciplinary senior-year project.

Examples of Courses of Study

  • Sustainable Design
    Incorporates: Architecture, Economics, Product Design, Environmental Science

  • Science and Technology Policy
    Incorporates: History, Political Science, Natural/Physical Science, Engineering
  • New Media Entrepreneurship
    Incorporates: Information Science, Computer Science, Business, Digital Media, Design

Support and Opportunities

  • The Custom-Designed Major Freshmen Experience
  • STAR Program
  • 1:1 Student/Faculty Mentorship
  • Study Abroad
  • Senior Capstone Project
  • Co-op/research co-op