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Would you like to build a degree program that incorporates your unique goals and interests? Perhaps one that includes valuable internship and field experience? If your answer is yes, the Individualized Degree Program (IDVP) is the option for you. Your major is Interdisciplinary Studies and can also serve as a flexible degree completion option. The successful student is awarded either the Bachelor of Arts, or the Bachelor of Science.
An academic adviser works with you to plan your individualized program. Some important considerations are:
- The program must be interdisciplinary or intercollegiate in nature (broad in scope, incorporating course work from more than one discipline).
- The student’s objectives must be clearly stated and appropriate courses identified for achieving these objectives.
Our advisers guide you in course selection through multiple advising sessions. We work with you to insure your program meets all College of Adult and Lifelong Learning requirements. Your program is then submitted to a university committee for review, and once accepted, must be followed. Course substitutions are permitted only with prior written approval of the director.
Depending on your chosen program of study, you may or may not be able to complete it fully online.
Your Future Starts Here - Individualized Program
Tips on How to Write Your Statement of Purpose:
Individualized Degree Program Proposal Review Process Video
How to Write a Statement of Purpose
Sample IDVP Proposal Passages
Individualized Program Forms
Individualized Interdisciplinary Program check sheet - As a student in this program you will work with an adviser to design your program of study and complete this check sheet.
Individualized Program Guidelines - An outline of how to pull together a program of study and guidelines on how to prepare your statement of purpose and objectives.
Individualized Program of Study Form - List on this form courses you will take to build your program of study.
Individualized Student Program Review Cover Sheet - Use this form for IDVP program submission.
Focus Area Courses Suggestion Sheets
These course lists are only suggested courses students can select when building their program of study. Students are not limited to these classes; note that not all classes are offered online and students are responsible for meeting all prerequisites.
- Conservation and Ecology
- Health Issues
- Helping Professions: Counseling, Disability Studies, Health Care, Social Work, etc.
- Human Resources Development
- Marketing and Communication
- Sports Administration
If you would like more information about this program, we encourage you to:
Call or email UT Online Student Services
Phone: 419-530-8835; 866.886.5336 toll free
College of Adult and Lifelong Learning Student Services at 419.530.3142 for program information and advising
The University of Toledo is regionally accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and is authorized to offer degrees online.