Create Your Curriculum

Have you always wanted to be in charge of what you learn?

Due to the customizable nature of work done in the Degree Design Lab (DDL), each student's curriculum will be different. Students in this program work with their Faculty Mentor to plan course sequences, complete successful projects, maximize experiential learning opportunities, and demonstrate the competencies employers consistently seek. 

The Degree Design Lab was built with experiential learning in mind—you'll have ample opportunity to take on internships and real-world projects, and we strongly encourage you to study abroad. You can work with your Faculty Mentor to build a semester abroad (or more!) into your individual curriculum.

You'll weave together your learning from two to three areas of Champlain's curriculum to create your Integrative Professional Studies major in the Degree Design Lab.

Possibilities include:

  • Accounting
  • Activist Marketing
  • Actuarial Studies
  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Justice Studies
  • Business Law
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Communication
  • Community Management
  • Computer & Digital Forensics
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies & Conflict Management
  • Environmental Studies & Policy
  • Event Management
  • Family Studies
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Game Programming
  • Gerontology
  • Global Diversity
  • Global Studies
  • Government Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Management & Organization Development
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Integrative Professional Studies
  • Interactive Narrative
  • International Business
  • Law
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Production
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Psychology: Conflict & Mediation
  • Public Relations
  • Real-time 3D Animation
  • Real-time 3D Modeling
  • Social Justice
  • Software Engineering
  • Sonic Arts
  • Strategic Communication
  • Sustainability Studies
  • UI Design & Implementation
  • Writing

Your curriculum will include Degree Design Lab courses throughout your four years at Champlain. These DDL courses act as bridges between your chosen fields, fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative thinking.


It may help to see some examples so you can visualize the possibilities. Here's some inspiration:

  • Data Science | Marketing | Communication: Help corporations refine their digital marketing strategies by analyzing search engine algorithms and results.
  • Education | Communication | Global Studies: Work on advocacy at an international level promoting female empowerment through girls' access to educational opportunities.
  • Environmental Studies & Policy | Business Administration: Start a consulting firm whose mission is to help other organizations adopt environmentally friendly and regulatory-compliant practices for future success.
  • Entrepreneurship | Professional Writing | Broadcast Media Production: Launch your own niche YouTube channel and be prepared to monetize the content through an understanding of both the creative production aspects of digital media as well as the financial aspects of making a website profitable.