COVID-19 Update from the Program

The School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) will continue to hold all classes online and virtually through Summer 2021 semester, which means we will not hold any on-campus meetings. SUS and CIIS will continue to monitor the situation daily and will follow current medical guidelines to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff. In SUS we feel especially fortunate to have experienced faculty who work well in the online and virtual modalities, and we look forward to working with you as you join our vibrant community. We will keep everyone apprised of our plans via the CIIS website/Canvas Cafe. If you have any questions, please contact Yue Ming Huang at  

Spring and Fall 2022 applications are open for online programs!

Spring 2022 Applications are open as of September 15, 2021

Application Deadlines for Spring 2022:

October 15, 2021 - 1st Priority deadline. Submit by October 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT for  guaranteed review. ​After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications.
November 15, 2021 - 2nd deadline. Please submit by November 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT for review.

Please note only the online program has a spring start - not the hybrid track.

Fall 2022 applications are open as of November 15, 2021

Application Deadlines for Fall 2022:

February 15, 2022 - 1st Priority deadline for all SUS programs. Submit by February 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT. for guaranteed review. ​After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications. 

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Finish Your Degree in One Year

Our Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers an empowering approach to learning: Students from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and fields of interest, co-create a learning community of academic excellence, multimodal learning, and social justice.

Empowered Learning

While our program attracts adult learners who want to complete their degree quickly, students experience learning beyond what they could have imagined. The curriculum truly speaks to meaningful issues in their lives, allows them to understand themselves and their worlds through rich frameworks, and gives them a new sense of self and community.

As a student in the program, you can:

  • Take flexible weekend and online classes.
  • Connect with an academic advisor one-on-one.
  • Receive financial aid scholarships.
  • Easily transfer credits (including military credits).
  • Enroll in the accelerated BA and MA/MFA degree track.

Online Format

Students will attend a  2 day in-person intensive to begin each semester. Following the intensive, all learning is done online via our online Learning Management System, Canvas. All online classes allow students to continue their learning, collaboration, and discussions that they began at the intensives.

Take the next Step!

We’re here to help. Talk with our admissions counselor, Desiree Murillo, today! Schedule a 15-minute phone appointment or a 30-minute virtual appointment.

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