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Special Admission Majors

Most Weinberg College majors are open to all interested students. However, certain majors require that students apply and be admitted to the program:

American Studies

The American Studies Program is highly selective. First-years and sophomores may apply for admission to the major in the spring. For more information, see the American Studies website.

Integrated Sciences Program (ISP)

ISP generally admits students only before they arrive at Northwestern. Interested students applying to Northwestern complete a special application for ISP too. For more information, see the Integrated Sciences website.

Legal Studies

Legal Studies admits a select number of students with a demonstrated interest in legal issues. Applicants must have already taken at least two "law related" courses, as defined by the program. For more information, see the Legal Studies website.

Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS)

MMSS admits students before matriculation at Northwestern, but also accepts a few highly qualified sophomores who have demonstrated special skills in mathematics during their first year. For more information, see the MMSS website.

English Major in Writing

Students may apply for admission to the Writing major through the English office (University Hall, Room 215, 491-7294) in the early spring of each year. For more information, see the English Major in Writing website.

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