California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Program Details

The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) offers an online Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Completion program. This degree is designed for adults who have completed their first two years of college (approximately 60 transferrable credit hours).

This program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed complete their bachelor’s degree. The curriculum emphasizes three main themes during each semester. The themes CIIS focuses on are meant to act as building blocks; each theme adds onto the next to create a framework. Each semester involves 12 credits. Once students have developed their framework, they may begin to examine themselves and their relationship to society. The order of the themes are listed below:
Semester 1
• Self and Society, Integral Learning and Modern Perspectives
Semester 2
• Culture and Community, Knowledge and Inquiry and Research and Development
Semester 3
• Global Studies, Social Change and Senior Project

Goals of this program include showing students how to appropriately approach issues, progress toward solutions, and how to accept and discuss different opinions. In this particular program, students may also choose to earn a minor in critical psychology.

The California Institute of Integral Studies requires 36-credit hours in order to complete this program. Some students may finish all the requirements for this program in as little as one year.

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    Eligible students must have already completed two years of college.

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

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