Department Overview 

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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Our Approach

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)
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How to Apply

Fall 2022 Applications are open as of November 15, 2021

February 15, 2022 - 1st priority deadline. Submit by February 15th 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.

March 15, 2022 - 2nd application deadline: pending program space availability. Applications after this date are considered on a space-available basis and may not be considered if you miss this deadline.

April 15, 2022 - 3rd application deadline: pending program space availability (after the priority deadline). After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications. Applications will be considered on a space-available basis and may not be considered if you miss this deadline.

May 15, 2022 - 4th application deadline for programs still accepting applications (after the Feb 15th priority deadline). 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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