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 many parts of their college careers, and to emphasizing the links between students’ academic studies and experiences on campus and in other communities.

In the CIS “integrative studies” refers to the intentional combination of diverse methodologies, experiences, subject matters, learning styles, and resources. Individual students may use integrative studies to develop an individual major that satisfies their educational goals.


New Individual Majors Approved:

  • Stuart Gordon ’18 – Bridging Fine Arts through Musical Theater
  • Anna McWilliams ’18 – Health Perspectives: Health and Wellness in the U.S.
  • Ellen Dunn ’19  – Public Health: Refugee and Immigrant Populations

Jack Hubler-Dayton ’17 has been recognized in the St. Olaf News for his work with advanced photogrammetry at the Jeffers Petroglyphs historical site. His work alongside Professor Tim Howe will allow ancient carvings to be preserved and studied for years to come. Read the full story here.

Leonard Vibbi ’17 was recently recognized in St. Olaf News on his work this past summer planning and executing workshops and business planning sessions for female Ebola survivors in Kenema, Sierra Leone through Davis Projects for Peace. His passion shows the real impact Oles can make in our world. Read about his work here.