Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) in Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters & Science (L&S) serves as a center for innovations in undergraduate education that extend beyond traditional departmental boundaries. Our major and minor programs attract undergraduates who wish to explore the most intellectually engaging and promising interdisciplinary fields under the direction of scholars who are pioneers in charting these new areas and methods of inquiry. UGIS has been, and continues to be, an incubator for new ideas — including experimental programs and courses — as well as offering a curriculum designed to promote the ideals of a liberal arts education.

Major and Minor Programs

Area of Study Director
American Studies Director Mark Brilliant  (History)
Applied Language Studies Minor Director Rick Kern (French)
Creative Writing Director Lyn Hejinian (English)
Disability Studies Director Susan Schweik (English)
Interdisciplinary Studies Director Peter Sahlins (History)
Media Studies Director Minoo Moallem (Gender and Women’s Studies)

Undergraduate Programs

L&S Major Programs Administered Through Other Schools and Colleges

In addition to the major programs administered through L&S's five divisions, Letters & Science has agreements with several professional schools and colleges on campus for the following non-divisional undergraduate major programs: