Interdisciplinary Studies Major: For Current Majors
For Current Majors: Resources
Students are welcome to read any past Senior Honors Theses, which are
kept in the CIS office. Contact:
Julie Dobrow to set up an appointment. Students may also view past
Senior Honors Thesis online at the
Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.
Commencement and Transcript
Late February/Early March
IS Majors may elect which departmental or programmatic commencement ceremony
they wish to attend. Most attend that to which their primary advisor is
connected. However, if there is a department that you feel is more fitting, you
may choose that as well. Please indicate your choice in the
SIS system by the Registrar's deadline.
Students must also notify CIS of their commencement plans via email to:
Early May Transcript Information
Students provide the title for their IS Major for transcript purposes.
You are allotted 53 characters including spaces. Send via
ARC Resources and Contacts
Students thinking about conducting a research project, such as a
senior thesis, should be aware of the numerous support programs and
publication opportunities on Tufts campus. For details about this
program visit the Academic Resource Center website.
Writing: Graduate Writing Consultants are available to help with
every stage of the writing process s. To book an appointment, visit
the Academic Resource Center (ARC) website.
Presentation Skills: Graduate Speaking Consultants are available to
help you prepare your defense presentation, polish your delivery,
and develop strategies for staying calm during public speaking
Time Management: If you are struggling with the time management
aspect of the senior thesis, confidential support is available from
ARC Time Management Consultants. Learn more on the
Management & Study Strategies page.
Logistics and Policy: For any questions about paperwork, deadlines,
Tufts University policies, or if you have concerns about your
working relationship with your advisor, contact
Kristina Aikens, ARC
Tisch Library Resources
Tisch Library offers workshops during the fall and spring semesters. Workshop
schedules are posted at the start of each semester. For more information or to
suggest a workshop topic, email Laurie Sabol. Or
visit the website.
Undergraduate Thesis Assistance
Tisch Library actively supports undergraduate thesis research. Students are
encouraged to meet with librarians individually in order to gain an increased
awareness of relevant library resources, and learn how to use them as
efficiently and effectively as possible. Tisch offers an 8-week
mini-course Research 4 Success: Using the Library for Thesis and
More information >
The Digital Design Studio (DDS), housed within Tisch's Media Center, is a
collaborative learning space for the creation of course-related
multimedia projects including video, audio, imaging, and web
publishing. The DDS primarily serves Arts, Sciences, and
Engineering students and faculty. Students and faculty from
other Tufts schools are welcome to use the facility as space
Learn more >