Center for Integrative Studies

Established in 1999, the Center for Integrative Studies (CIS) continues St. Olaf’s long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for students to make meaningful connections among the various parts of their college careers, and to emphasizing the synergies between students’ academic studies and other experiences on campus and in other communities.
In the CIS “integrative studies” refers to the intentional combination of diverse methodologies, research and applied experiences, subject matters, approaches to learning, and resources. Any student in good academic standing may, with the support of CIS staff and a faculty advisor, develop and propose an integrative individual major that satisfies their educational goals.


Interim and Spring 2021 Office Hours

Karil Kucera, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary and General Studies (IGS), Professor of Art History and Asian Studies, Director of CIS

Virtual office hours only – look for me on Google Calendar

Susan Carlson has retired. She has been replaced by a team of individual advisers housed in the Center for Advising and Academic Support.
To contact them, simply email “” to set up an appointment or get quick feedback to your question.