Vassar College has long recognized that knowledge is not neatly divided into ready-made compartments. The Independent Program allows for the study of multidisciplinary subjects that are not already available through one of Vassar’s several interdepartmental or multidisciplinary programs. Examples of Independent Program majors range from forensic archaeology to mathematical modeling in the ecological sciences, from peace studies to technology and global development. The variety of major concentrations is made possible both by the breadth of Vassar’s curriculum and by access to courses at other institutions through various exchange programs. Read more.