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Self-Designed Major

College is the ideal time to explore the things that interest you the most. But what if those interests don't fit a traditional major? We're here to help you craft your own pathway.

You’ll build a major of your own in our Self-Designed program, working with advisors to craft a career-ready curriculum that prepares you for your path.

Choose Your Own Adventure

As a major in our Self-Designed program, you’ll work with two faculty advisors. They’ll help you build a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum that not only meets LVC’s major requirements, but also sets you up to jump into the job market when you graduate.

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100% You. 100% LVC.

Cross Disciplines, Break Boundaries

LVC students have built programs in marketing and communications, the mathematics of finance, and nutritional psychology. Add a double major or minor, study abroad, secure an internship with an alum, or lead a student club.

Brand New, Yet Time-Tested

Even though Self-Designed majors are as unique as your interests, we’ve offered customized programs for decades. Every one of them expands on a liberal arts lens—ensuring you gain skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, intercultural competence, analyzation.

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In Their Words

When I began designing my major, all I knew was that I wanted to work in sports communications. My advisors knew my strengths better than I did and guided me to courses that would benefit my career the most.
Travis Hall ’19, Social Media Coordinator, San Francisco Giants