The Gallatin School of Individualized Study provides a distinctive liberal arts education for a diverse student body. Our faculty foster passionate intellectual commitments from learners and prepare them for a world in which managing knowledge is key to success. Guided by the philosophy that self-directed learning is the key goal, the faculty seek to cultivate an environment conducive to intellectual exploration across traditional academic disciplines, and they insist on active student engagement in developing the direction of their own education. Our highly specialized and deeply engaged advisers guide students in their intellectual explorations toward an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.
A Gallatin education is designed to help students become life-long learners by developing their capacities for creative self-development, for self-reflection about their aspirations, practices, and the worlds they inhabit. Gallatin's approach to student learning is therefore holistic, individualized, and interdisciplinary. Upon completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, students will have accomplished the following:
Upon completion of the requirements for the Master of Arts degree in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, students will have demonstrated the ability: