Independent Concentrations


If you're interested in an Independent Concentration, this is a good place to learn more. Use the links on the left to explore what an IC is, how to create, how the approval process works, and who the current ICers are.

Independent Concentration TimelineIndependent Concentration Timeline

Submission deadlines 2021-22:

Fall semester: Sept. 1 (resubmissions only), Oct. 1, Nov. 1

Spring semester: Feb. 1, March 1, April 1

IC Advising Hours: 

IC Coordinators are here to help you at each stage of the process. Whether you're deciding whether an IC is a good fit for you or preparing to submit your application, we're here for you!

Gemma Brand-Wolf, '22.5: Death Studies

Advising hours: set up an appointment here.

Email: [email protected]


Aaron Castillo, '23: Food & Identity

Aaron CastilloAaron CastilloAdvising hours: set up an appointment here.

Email: [email protected]


Diego Rodriguez, '22: Philosophical Inquiry Through Creative Forms
Diego RodriguezDiego Rodriguez

Advising hours: email Diego to set up a meeting!

Email: [email protected]





Past event recording: 
IC x UFli Info Session: Studying What You Love
Have you ever thought about pursuing your own path by creating your own concentration at Brown, but are nervous about veering from the pre-professional path? Do you wish you could simply study what you love, but have no idea where to begin or how to justify it? 

Watch a recording of our Independent Concentrations Virtual Information Session for UFLi students to learn more about ICs and the UFLi ICer experience at Brown! 

We talk about the process of creating an IC, focusing on the experience of UFLi students by featuring current UFli ICer panelists.


Check out past ICs on our Database.