Planned Studies: A Unique Path

Are you a student who is

  • passionate about exploring unanswered questions by wandering down multiple disciplinary pathways?
  • absorbed by complex problems that seem to demand integrative answers from diverse perspectives?
  • focused on a professional goal that demands a creative academic path?

If so, a Planned Studies major may be right for you.

Planned Studies allows you to work with faculty across the College to design an academic experience that will help you address critical questions and pursue professional goals in ways that cannot be accomplished through an existing major.

Each Planned Studies program is unique, since students develop a plan of study based on their own distinct set of questions and goals.

The faculty have also developed a series of options (Planned Studies "platforms") to show what areas of inquiry might be used to create a plan, and to provide a base from which you can launch your own vision of those options.

It takes a special set of skills to pursue a Planned Studies major. The program works especially well for students who are engaged in, and ready to take responsibility for, their own education, and who are self-motivated, intellectually curious, and ready to challenge themselves.

If that describes you, we invite you to consider pursuing this integrative pathway through an Ithaca College education.


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