How to Become a BDIC Major & Peer Advising

To declare a BDIC major you must apply to the program and complete the Proposal Writing Class. Prospective students are encouraged to meet with a Peer Advisor or contact the department (bdic@umass.edu).

  • 1) Meet with a BDIC Peer Advisor (in-person, remote, email)
  • 2) Apply to the Proposal Writing Class

MEET WITH A PEER ADVISOR

BDIC Peer Advisors are current BDIC majors who can answer questions about the program and help you figure out whether BDIC is the right choice for you. 

Peer Advising Hours (in-person and via Zoom). 

All meetings are offered via Zoom: Join Zoom

Starts the week of Sept. 12th

Monday: 10:30-12:30pm, 1-5pm 

Tuesday10:30-12:30pm, 1:45-3:45pm

Wednesday: 9-10am (Zoom only), 10:30-12:30pm, 1-3pm

Thursday:  10:30-12:30pm

Friday: 10-1pm (Zoom only)

Additional ways to find out about BDIC:

  • Submit the  BDIC Inquiry Form and a Peer will be in touch.
  • Attend an Information Session

INFORMATION SESSIONS

REGISTER to attend an Information Session. (dates TBD)

Within 24 hours of the info session, you will receive an email with the zoom link.

PROPOSAL WRITING CLASS

Before you can declare BDIC as your major you must apply to, and complete the Proposal Writing Class offered each semester. This is where you will focus your educational goals, choose a faculty Sponsor and formulate the list of classes that will become your major. These elements form the core of your BDIC Proposal.

The BDIC Proposal is a multi-part document that presents the content, motivation and background for your BDIC concentration as well as your choice for a faculty Sponsor. It is a rationale for your BDIC major and addresses why your interests cannot be served by an existing major at the University.

HOW TO APPLY

Need assistance?
Email the BDIC Office at bdic@umass.edu