Connecticut College is home to six centers and certificate programs for interdisciplinary scholarship, each with a different focus: international studies, the environment, arts and technology, public policy and community action, museum studies and the study of race and ethnicity. The centers offer student certificate programs that can be combined with any major.
Certificate students complete specialized coursework, a funded internship and a sophisticated senior integrative project. But the impact of the centers extends far beyond the approximately 12 percent of graduates who earn certificates each year. All five centers sponsor symposia, lectures and other activities that bring together faculty and students from every department.
The Ammerman Center is a community of students, faculty, staff, artists, and scholars dedicated to exploring the dynamic relationships between the arts, technology, and culture through experimentation, research and creation.
The Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) provides the institutional structure, resources, and expertise necessary for initiating and sustaining critical and intersectional examinations of race, ethnicity, and social difference in community, national, and global contexts.
The mission of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) is to educate students to become culturally sensitive, socially engaged, politically informed leaders, and to give them the skills to succeed in a globalized world.
Museum Studies at Connecticut College is a broad interdisciplinary program, open to undergraduate students of all majors, that explores the role of museums in shaping society's knowledge about art, culture, history, and the natural world.