Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) program is an advanced, interdisciplinary curriculum in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers six areas of concentration: Global Studies; American Studies; Community Psychology; Culture, Literature and the Arts; Society, Ethics and Human Behavior; and Science, Technology and the Environment. Interdisciplinary Studies students develop enhanced skills in critical thinking, writing and oral communication. It is the goal of the faculty to prepare students for lifelong learning and for participation in the challenges of work and citizenship.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The primary goal of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program is to train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists who are able to work in both the public and private sectors to address pressing environmental issues that face our society.

Master of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS)

The Master of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS) is an evening degree program designed for people seeking policy-related careers in the public, private, or non-profit sectors. Students develop the knowledge, abilities, and skills that can affect positive change in our local and global communities. MAPS alumni engage in social problem solving, democracy building, community development, and policy research, policy analysis, and management.

Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) (beginning autumn 2008)

The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) is an evening degree program designed for students who want to develop careers in social, cultural, and arts fields or to pursue further interdisciplinary graduate education across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. MACS will be the first graduate program in the Pacific Northwest, and one of very few programs nationally, to partner the interdisciplinary study of art and culture with a community-based learning network capable of providing students with opportunities to document educational experiences and professional skills suited to their individual career goals.