Individualized Major Program or IMP for short, is exactly what it sounds like; a program for students who don’t quite fit the mold of any other major program. At first glance, to some this may seem like a really cool way to avoid all those tedious and boring courses. Not the case, at all. IMP students still have to take those same tedious, boring courses as well. They are called “core courses” after all. The IMP is not for the student who thinks that they can string together any group of courses to devise a major, a lot of hard work and effort goes in to creating a program.
Each student in the program must successfully convince the director of the program, that there was thought put into the potential major. This is even before you are declared a (pre)-IMP student. After that initial step, then the following steps may be taken: