Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

IAS program structure

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has a new program structure, consisting of five (5) divisions and a graduate program. Explore the new divisions to find your area of study.

Division of Culture, Art and Communication (CAC)

Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA)

Division of Quantitative and Environmental Sciences and Studies (QuESSt)

Division of Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences (SBHS)

Division of Social and Historical Studies (SHS)

Graduate Program

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IAS Process Improvement

Welcome to the IAS process improvement warehouse full of tools, information, and how to get the work done. We look forward to working together as we envision the new IAS.

Who do I go to for...

The following table is for use by faculty, students and staff for questions about how to do things in IAS. It will be updated as staff are hired and new questions arise.  Please send comments and suggestions to

IAS Master Calendar

2013-14 academic calendar

UW Tacoma Event Calendar

The Triumph

IAS News

Reforming Tacoma's City Charter: A Panel Discussion [view of Tacoma skyline]

City Governance: Passionate Discourse

The City of Tacoma is in the midst of a once-per-decade review of the city charter, the document which “lays out the rules for the operation of pretty much every aspect of the City in 21 pages” (qu

Haluk Demirkan, Executive Director of UW Tacoma's Center for Information-Based Management

Demirkan turns data into wisdom

Haluk Demirkan, executive director of the Milgard School's new Center for Information-Based Management, wants to help organizations of all sizes use their data to make management decisions.