in·te·grate (in(t)əˌɡrāt/) verb
Integrative studies allows students to make meaningful connections among the different parts of their college experience: between academic learning and the wider world, between personal experience and civic matters. Our learning environments include seminar-style classrooms, field studies, community and civic organizations, and corporations. Students gain knowledge and skills through credit-bearing internships, service learning, field studies, and study abroad.
Signatures of integrative studies:
Integrative studies students are regularly challenged to explore new topics and experiences. Students collaborate with others—in the classroom and in the wider community—who have different experiences, perspectives, and values. By combining knowledge from various disciplines, students better understand the world’s many complex issues and concerns.
SIS students want take charge of their learning, explore new ideas and environments, work with peers and collaborate with faculty. As integrative studies students connect their learning with real-world challenges, they gain the competence and confidence necessary to lead lives and careers with meaning and impact.