Director: Catherine Berheide, Sociology
Advisory Board: Denise Evert, Psychology; Kim Marsella, Office of Academic Advising; Jennifer McDonald, Counseling Center
Self-determined majors (SDM) integrate more than one discipline to achieve a clearly developed and coherent course of study not available through the existing majors and minors at Skidmore. A self-determined major, therefore, extends the depth and interdisciplinarity of double majors or interdepartmental majors.
Recent self-determined majors include ethnomusicology, film studies, Italian studies, Chinese, poetry: a philosophical language, media studies and communications, computational neuroscience, arts administration, the physics and sound of recording, and public health.