Individualized Major

At Edgewood College you will connect learning, beliefs, and action to make a difference in the world around you. In pursuing an Individualized Major or Minor here you will be connected with a faculty advisor with expertise in your area of study to be with you every step of the process. 


Program Highlights

Our small size and relationship-centered educational experience allows us to be both responsive to you, and proactive when it comes to helping you develop the pathway that matches your professional and personal goals. 

An important component of an Individualized Major or Minor is experiential learning relevant to your professional goals. You will have opportunities such as internships, research with a faculty member, civic engagement, and study abroad to integrate your learning with real world needs and opportunities. And Madison is ripe with involvement options - you’ll find faculty and staff are well-networked to facilitate these kinds of connections with you in mind. 

Examples of Individualized Majors include Nutrition, Musicology, Global Health, Philosophy, Illustration, Sustainability and the Social Enterprise Leadership Studies, Youth Development Studies in Social Justice, and more. 

Career Outcomes

With an individualized major, your education is unique and so are your career goals. An individualized major prepares you for long-term success in any number of fields. 

  • I think from a student perspective the most important aspect of sustainability is student involvement. I mean I feel like there are a lot of things done on campus that are sustainable.  It’s great that they’re done, but getting students involved and having that opportunity for them to learn more about it is huge.  When we do the plant starts in the spring, for kids to even watch a seed turn into a plant, I think it’s really cool. The educational opportunity behind all the sustainable things on campus for students is huge.

    Ben Pratcher ’16, Environmental Science major

Faculty Spotlight

  • Melanie Herzog

    Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Art History

  • Stephan Gilchrist

    Director of Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership

  • Geoffrey Adelsberg

    Assistant Professor, Philosophy