Independent Concentrations

About Independent Concentrations

Check out the following videos to hear from about the IC experience and to get ideas for creating your own.

               Rebecca - Human Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
               Ria - Migration Studies
               Alexandra - Educational Neuroscience
               Ivy - Social Innovation
               Amelia - Art and Visual Perception
               Shayna - Geography 

Many students hear that ICs are impossible to get passed and that they should just pick one of the standard concentration options. This is totally untrue! Students who have any doubts or who have heard this myth should visit the CRC (Room 228, Campus Center) or email independentconcentrations@brown.edu.

ICs allow students to bring together their various interests to focus on a central theme and tailor their courses to further their individual goals. Many ICers have used their concentrations to create exciting new opportunities for themselves, both during and after Brown. A number of ICs have even become standard concentrations, including Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Neuroscience.

For more information, check out the IC FAQs!