Individually Designed Majors

Enjoy Greater Creativity and More Academic Options

WPI students have the flexibility to craft and propose majors outside of those offered through traditional academic departments. These Individually Designed Majors (IDM) may be created in any area of study in which WPI’s academic strengths can support such a program, and in which career goals exist.

Many combinations of technical and non-technical study are possible. Students wishing to pursue an IDM should discuss their ideas with their academic advisor, then consult Professor Richard Vaz, who along with other faculty members, will determine the feasibility of the proposed program and arrange for its evaluation.

Learn more about how to initiate and establish an IDM.