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2016-2017 Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies

Lafayette encourages students to integrate and evaluate the knowledge gained in many different courses and departments through a number of interdisciplinary academic programs.

Majors and minors: Nine major programs (Africana Studies, American Studies, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, International Affairs, Mathematics & Economics, Neuroscience, and Russian & East European Studies) and ten minor programs focusing on broadly organized interdisciplinary topics are offered within the A.B. curriculum. In addition, a student may develop an individual interdisciplinary A.B. program. Petitions for such majors must be endorsed by three faculty members representing the disciplines involved and must be approved by the Academic Progress Committee.

"Students can petition to add any such minors by completing a 'Petition to Committee on Academic Progress' form."