Twenty sophomores in the College of Arts & Sciences will design their own interdisciplinary courses of study as the newest members of the Robert S. Harrison College Scholar Program.
Their research interests and early proposals — which range from “Injustice, Heritage and Identity Resilience” to “Black Maternal Mortality and Radicalized Medical Malpractice Throughout History” — will guide them as they select classes and eventually complete a senior project.
Harrison College Scholars design their own interdisciplinary major, organized around a question or issue of interest, and pursue a course of study that cannot be found in an established major.
“Our students are smart, innovative, and creative, but their intellectual journey is just beginning, so we work on bringing them together to support and learn from one another,” said Michael Goldstein, professor of psychology (A&S) and director of the program. “A theme of the Harrison College Scholar Program is that our students are independent but not isolated,” Goldstein said.