Many students creating their own majors

In today's challenging economy, it's more important than ever to choose a major that not only interests you, but could help you secure a job after you graduate. According to The New York Times, many students at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study are choosing to customize their majors in new and interesting ways.

The school currently has around 1,500 students. Many of the individuals who have created their own majors do so because they want to study several topics at the same time. The college often requires that personalized degrees be multidisciplinary, and some students are studying as many as four subjects at a time.

College admissions officials at the school say that although some students are a little dramatic with their choice of titles – including majors in grand, romantic gestures and keeping it real – the actual qualifications themselves are usually well-planned.

According to the school's official website, the average class size is around 18 students and a personalized degree takes eight semesters to complete.

What do you think of this kind of program? Would being able to create your own major encourage you to fill out a college application?

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