The Integrated Studies major allows students to define their own fields of concentration(s) and to build coherent programs taking advantage of the flexibility and special opportunities at Brevard College. The degree encourages responsibility and self-direction. To gain admission to the program, a student must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher and identify two faculty members from two different disciplines as mentors. One of these will be the program advisor, with whose help the student will plan educational goals. Progress on the plan is assessed by the major coordinator of Integrated Studies and the two identified faculty. This major should be declared at any time before the end of the sophomore year. Students majoring in Integrated Studies are required to participate in a set of experiential courses described as seminars, practicums and internships, and projects.