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.

The next and last deadline for submission of proposals this semester is April 1st, 2021. Submit here.

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.

IC Virtual Information Session Recording

Have you ever thought about creating your own concentration at Brown? Don't know where to start? Watch a recording of our IC Virtual Information Session to learn more about Independent Concentrations at Brown! 

Remote IC-Coordinator Drop-in Advising Hours Spring 2021: 

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!

Florin Najera-Uresti (Migration and Human Security '21): 

Advising Office Hours: Mon 2-3pm ET, Wed 11:30am- 1pm ET, and Fridays 3pm-7:30pm ET and more on my calendar.

 Reserve a slot here or email me at [email protected] or [email protected] for a different time.

Jasmine Bacchus (Politics, Philosophy, Economics [PPE], '21):

Advising Office Hours: Mon 1-3pm ET, Tues 12-12:30pm ET, Thurs 1-2:30pm ET.

Reserve a slot here.


Gemma Brand-Wolf :

Advising Open Hours: Tues 11:30am-12:30pm ET, Wed 3:00pm-4:30pm ET, Fri 2-3pm ET. NOTE: I may be a bit late on Wed 4/7 – please email me if you need to reach me!

 Join my remote advising hours at this Zoom link.

 Or reserve a slot here.


You can stay tuned about all the IC deadlines and events by subscribing to the CRC listserv and you can check out past ICs on our Database.