The purpose of the Self-Designated Major is to permit students in good academic standing to fulfill their personal academic objectives and complete their degree at Carroll College through an integrated program of study that is not possible through an existing major. The program should draw on the curricula of two or more disciplines and create a coherent academic focus.
The student who wishes to pursue an Self-Designated Major will choose a principal advisor and two additional faculty who will work with the student to plan coursework that will provide breadth and depth in the chosen disciplines.
At Carroll, location is key. You won’t find a better place to pursue a custom major than Montana, especially Helena. Our campus is nestled between the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountain and the Missouri River, surrounded by vast acres of National Forest and a short drive to the crown jewels Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.
Smaller class sizes and access to faculty is one key way students experience the value of Carroll College. Carroll students also experience the value in our commitment to a four-year graduation, job placement or graduate school, and ongoing support.
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Professional Educational Outcomes
The professional educational objectives of the Self-Designated Major degree program are to produce graduates who have:
- General and specialized knowledge, skills, and global perspective necessary to pursue a future in their chosen profession.
- The practical hands-on experience needed to facilitate their entry into the career of their choice.