Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) offers a broad range of undergraduate majors. To learn more about any of our degrees, visit their individual web pages, make an appointment with an advisor, or talk with any of the faculty and staff affiliated with a specific degree.
All IAS students create a learning and professional portfolio as part of the core curriculum. The portfolio-building process focuses on four overarching learning objectives: critical and creative thinking; collaboration and shared leadership; interdisciplinary research and inquiry; and writing and communication. The process encourages students to reflect on what they have accomplished, the connections they have made among courses and assignments, and how their academic work can contribute to their future goals.
IAS students also complete our Interdisciplinary Practice and Reflection (IPR) core requirement. Courses satisfying this requirement allow students to complete a project that draws on their academic interests and furthers their individual goals. The project may be a research paper in a particular area of study, an academic internship in a relevant field, a service-learning experience that builds on the student’s academic work, a study abroad opportunity, or an artistic or media production, among other possibilities.