Robert K. Elder in the Chicago Tribune:
Northwestern University had everything Nick Shultz wanted — except the right degree.
So he designed his own.
Now, the 20-year-old junior is on his way to graduating with a degree in “Criminalistics,” a curriculum he mapped out to study law, political science, physical chemistry and psychology.
What does he propose to do with his one-of-a-kind degree?
“I want to do investigative fieldwork for national-security purposes, high-profile crime cases, especially at the FBI,” he says. “They investigate all the national crimes such as serial killers.”
Shultz is among a growing number of students who design degrees that stretch convention and by turn predict emerging cultural trends.