The Department of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies at CIIS offers students of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to finish their bachelor’s degree online and in a timely manner.
Our Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a degree completion program that focuses on three themes over three semesters: Self and Society, Integral Learning, and Modern Perspectives (semester one); Culture and Community, Knowledge and Inquiry, and Research and Writing (semester two); and Global Studies, Social Change, and Senior Project (semester three).
Our graduates go on to make a difference in their communities by furthering their education by advancing to a master’s program or by going directly into careers in a wide variety of fields, such as social justice, journalism, political science, artistry, technology, education, administration, entrepreneurship, and more.
Faculty are actively engaged around the world in their research interests, including empowering refugees and immigrants, dismantling privilege, indigenous communities, the intersections of art, spirituality, and activism, restorative justice processes, LGBTQ+ studies, depth psychology, power dynamics, and identity construction.
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The courses in our program are taught from an interrelated and interdisciplinary
perspective, and evolve each semester according to our students and faculty,
contemporary culture, and emerging scholarship.
Throughout the program, students remain with the same group of students in a
cohort, building relationships and collaborating on co-creating knowledge.
The curriculum centers the meaningful issues in your life, invites you to understand yourself through your own rich frameworks, and gives you a deeper sense of self and community.
As a student in our bachelor’s degree completion 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)
How to Apply
Application opening dates
Apply for Spring 2023 starting September 15, 2022. (See list of programs admitting for spring.)
Apply for Fall 2023 starting November 15, 2022. (All programs accept fall applications.)
Questions? Contact us.
We are here to help! If you have any questions about applying to a program or registering for an Info Session, please reach out to the Admissions Office.