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.

Meeting with one of our Peer Advisors is the best way to get information on the BDIC major. Peers are current BDIC majors who can discuss with you your ideas and goals for an individualized concentration and help you figure out whether BDIC is the right major for you.

You can attend one of our information sessions that occur everyday during the school year. Following is the schedule of sessions:

Information Sessions:

"In today's interdisciplinary world, health cannot be solely defined by physiology and medicine, and multiple perspectives must be understood..."

"The focus of my concentration, Sustainable Small Farm Management, is on the fundamentals of raising livestock and forage crops in an integrated manner while running the business that is a farm."

"My decision to concentrate in International Health Development grew out of a desire to prepare myself more fully for a career in medicine."

"With the knowledge I have gained from this concentration, I am now prepared to work as a journalist in Latin America."

"My education is working for me, and will continue to do so for a long time into the future.  I am proud of what I have accomplished."

"I'm not one to focus on only one thing with my life, so the idea of being able to combine any number of fields of study with BDIC offered, felt like flying out of that cage which a regular major created."


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