Interdisciplinary Studies Major: Requirements
Requirements of the Major
An Interdisciplinary Studies Major consists of:
- At least ten courses from various departments and
programs, at least five of which should be taken at Tufts or as part of a
Tufts Study Abroad Program. One Experimental College course may be
included, as long as it is consistent with your program description.
- Regular meetings of you and your advisory
- An Interdisciplinary Studies major thesis project
that counts as two additional credits. As noted in the Tufts Bulletin,
CIS 95 /CIS 195 (Honors) are reserved for the thesis:
CIS 95 Interdisciplinary Studies Major Thesis. Guided research
on a topic, which has been approved as part of your Interdisciplinary
Studies major (for the IS Honors Thesis, see next paragraph).
The thesis topic is chosen to integrate the various courses in your program.
The thesis manuscript plus two copies should be submitted in final form to
the advisory committee several weeks before the end of classes in your final
semester at Tufts, or at an earlier date, if required by the advisors.
Students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies major may opt for an Honors
Thesis if you were placed on the Dean's list at least two semesters before
your senior year. The Interdisciplinary Studies Major Honors Thesis is
- An oral defense of your thesis, carried out with
your advisory committee.
Any significant changes to the proposed major once it is declared,
including curricular changes, thesis topic changes, and advisory committee
changes must be approved by the student's advisory committee and reported
to CIS with an explanation and a letter of support from the primary advisor.