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Interdisciplinary Studies Major: For Current Majors

For Current Majors: Resources

Sample Thesis

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 Information

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: Audrey.Aduama@tufts.edu

Early May Transcript Information
Students provide the title for their IS Major for transcript purposes. You are allotted 53 characters including spaces. Send via email: Audrey.Aduama@tufts.edu.

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 events

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 Time 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 Writing Resources.

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 Capstone Projects.
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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 permits.
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