A Free Online Info Session with Sonja Shah
Nontraditional students who want to experience a learning community that supports academic excellence, social justice, and many modes of learning can find it at CIIS. We provide two options for transfer students to finish their degrees: a Bachelor of Arts completion program for students seeking a versatile, interdisciplinary education and a Bachelor of Science completion program for students specifically seeking a strong foundation in psychology.
Both of the unique bachelor's completion programs offered at CIIS are student-centered and value the personal development of each individual. Our innovative cohort model allows students to remain with the same group throughout the program, building relationships and co-creating knowledge. The online format means adult learners can remain flexible while engaging in a rigorous, transformative program.
On the Intersection of Queerness and Neurodivergence
Watch this uplifting conversation exploring professor Nick Walker's newest book, Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities, as well as the edges and intersections of neurodiversity, gender, Queer Theory, embodiment, creativity, somatic psychology, and the human capacity for transformation.
Our Bachelor’s completion degree programs are a stepping stone for wherever you want to go next. Whether the journey leads to a graduate program, a career promotion, deepened work in the community, arts or social justice work or a passion project, our programs support your dreams and visions.
Meet your personal and career goals by completing your bachelor’s at CIIS
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Pursue your passion in a collaborative educational environment meant to further your career goals
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Delve into the field of psychology and discover your next steps.
Faculty in Conversation
Our faculty have a wide range of research interests including: neurodiversity, restorative justice, somatic and depth psychologies, LGBTQ+ studies, power dynamics and identity construction, and many other topics.
On Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice
In their recent book, Inflamed, Raj Patel and Rupa Marya reveal the links between health and structural injustices—and offer a new deep medicine that can heal our bodies and our world. Listen to this rich conversation with B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies professor Charlotte María Sáenz, as they illuminate the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems.
On Cults, Language, and Social Science
In this episode of the CIIS Public Programs podcast, B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies professor Zara Zimbardo talks with author and journalist Amanda Montell about her latest book, Cultish. They discuss influence, the social science of cults, and how to recognize the language of fanaticism all around us.
On Pleasure Activism
Listen to this episode of the CIIS Public Programs podcast in which B.A. Professor and restorative justice expert Sonya Shah joins adrienne maree brown for a powerful and joyful conversation exploring how to tap into the full spectrum of our sensual desires and emotional needs while organizing for justice.
Our Upcoming Events
A Free Online Info Session with Cosmin Gheorghe
Come to the Summer Info Fair on June 6, 2024 to ask questions and learn more about CIIS' innovative online and in-person academic programs.
Our Department in Action
New Chair of School of Undergraduate Studies on the Integral Future
Exploring education for the common good
Alec MacLeod, long-time CIIS Professor, shares his thoughts about teaching, his students, and reflects on his recent retirement