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Courses in the School of Management are frequently overenrolled and difficult to get into.  BDIC majors should submit ISOM course requests for the upcoming semester through the "ISOM Wish List" in the BDIC office.

Peer Advisors are key to the BDIC Program.  Prospective students come into the office and immediately get to talk to someone who both knows the process inside and out and has been through it themselves.

The BDIC program hires roughly three new Peer Advisors each year.  If you have questions about the position, please talk to one or more of the Peer Advisors themselves, or make an appointment to talk to BDIC Assistant Director Linda Roney.  If you would like to apply, please fill out the form below and bring it to the BDIC office.

Absolutely!  Many BDIC majors include Five College classes in their curricula.  There is no limit on the number of Five College classes.

Only a maximum of 9 total credits of internships and independent studies (with a max of 6 in either category) can count towards your 12 class/36 credit BDIC concentration requirement.  You are always free to go beyond this (and many BDIC students do), but the additional credits won’t count towards the requirement.

Yes!  A great many BDIC students study abroad or do domestic exchanges.  Talk to the BDIC Assistant Director or Peer Advisors for advice on making this part of your program. 

BDIC Majors have the option to either take BDIC’s own JYW course (BDIC 350) or to take a JYW course in an academic area related to their concentration. Students taking JYW in another department should notify the BDIC Assistant Director or Office Manager what course that are taking to satisfy the JYW requirement. 

Note that the JYW course does not count towards the 12 course/36 credit BDIC concentration requirement.

Yes.  Many BDIC students do double majors.  Some have BDIC as their primary major.  Others have BDIC as a secondary major. 

For some students, their BDIC concentration complements their traditional major.  A recent example is a BDIC concentration in "Integrated Labor Studies" together with an Economics major.  Some pre-med students combine a hard science major with a BDIC concentration that relates to their interests in human health.  Other students have second majors that are unrelated to their BDIC concentrations.

Yes.  Although most BDIC majors work with the same Sponsor through graduation, there are a number of reasons why you may want, or need, to make a change - your Sponsor has left UMass; your Sponsor is over-commited and doesn't find the time to meet with you; the focus of your concentration has changed and a new Sponsor is more appropriate.

Yes.  Use the BDIC Changes to Concentration form.  You should attach a brief explanation of why your new choice of title is preferable, e.g. it might be shorter and catchier, or it might do a better job characterizing the focus of your concentration.  Your change of title needs to be approved by your Sponsor and BDIC Faculty Supervisor.

Yes.  You can change your BDIC course list.  In fact most students make at least a few changes before graduation, for any number of reasons -  the focus of your concentration may have evolved over time; you may not be able to get into a course;  a course may no longer be offered; a new course that interests you becomes available.

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