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Skidmore College
Self-Determined Majors

SDM Faculty

Director: Catherine Berheide, Sociology

Committee: Ryan Homsey, Office of Academic Advising; Michael Paulmeno, Scribner Library; Sheldon Solomon, Psychology; Melora Wolfe, English

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, media studies and communications, computational neuroscience, arts administration, the physics and sound of recording, and public health.