Interested in creating your own path? The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) is a catalyst for innovation and experimentation for both faculty and students across disciplines to nurture and cultivate a wide-range of teaching and programs consistent with a liberal arts curriculum. The center promotes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching at the College and is an integral part of a liberal arts education.
The Center’s programs fall into two categories: 1) multidisciplinary academic curricular programs, such as the student-designed multidisciplinary majors and minors program, and the multidisciplinary concentrations, all of which enable students to address important issues with the methods and perspectives of multiple disciplines; 2) off-campus educational opportunities in Washington, D.C., and the Worcester area, which link learning and living, combining rigorous academic course work with community-based internship opportunities. CIS brings innovative courses into the College curriculum in support of its programs that are not offered by other departments.