Application for Spring 2016 opens on August 30, 2015.
Priority Deadline: October 15, 2015.

The School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Our mission is to offer Bachelor's level degree completion programs and to facilitate the academic success, retention, and holistic development of students from recruitment to graduation. The school provides a liberal arts education using integrative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning approaches. We create learning environments that reflect values of equity and justice; that nurture the unique perspective of each participant; that build collective and community-based knowledge; that challenge oppressive assumptions and structures; and expose participants to new ways of thinking, through contact with new knowledge, belief systems, theories and community practices.   

The Bachelor's Degree Completion Program at CIIS offers you:

  • the opportunity to complete a Bachelor's degree in one year. The high graduation rates of students, combined with a guaranteed access to courses required for graduation and fixed tuition rate, allow you to save time and money.

  • a collaborative learning community which honors your life experiences, fosters relationship building, and engages in multiple modes of learning.

  • a weekend and hybrid online format that enables you to integrate the demands of work and family with your education. The core curriculum is spread over 6 weekends per semester, with Friday evening (6.15pm-9.15pm) and Saturday (9am-9pm) classes. An online learning space ensures that learning, collaboration, and discussions continue in-between the class weekends.

  • small class sizes of 16-22 students that provide the opportunity to learn from and with a diverse, experienced, and engaged student body and to form close relationships and a professional network.

  • a liberal arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, which allows you to pursue your own particular interests and goals

  • the option of selecting a minor in critical psychology

Whether you are trying to decide on your next career path, create positive change in your community, or explore a passionate curiosity, our bachelor's degree completion program is here to support you.


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