Proposal Writing Class application

The process of admission into the BDIC major begins with applying to take the 2-credit Proposal Writing Class (BDIC 396). This class is where you will formulate your BDIC concentration in detail and choose the classes that will become your individualized course of studies. The earliest that you may take BDIC 396 is in the second semester of your freshman year.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to apply you must have already completed, or currently be registered for, at least 15 credits of coursework and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The application form asks you to write a brief essay on your intended area of study and also asks you to include an unofficial transcript. Admission is competitive and is decided by a faculty committee based on your academic qualifications and the suitability of your intended area of concentration for BDIC.

The online application (Google Form) is available here for  Winter 2023 and Spring 2023.
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APPLY:

BDIC Winter 2023 Application

BDIC Spring 2023 Application

BDIC Film Studies Winter/Spring Application

Applications are due on November 15 for the Winter & Spring class and on April 10 for the Summer & Fall class. (After the due date applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full).

Your application will be evaluated by BDIC faculty and staff based on your academic qualifications and the suitability of your proposed area of concentration for BDIC.

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