Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences (SBHS)

Psychology major

Psychology is the scientific study of the psychological, biological and contextual determinants of human behavior. The Psychology major at UW Tacoma is shaped by the concept that psychology is a liberal art as well as a rigorous social science.

Student studying in William Philip Hall

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) major

The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences major provides broad exposure to key areas of knowledge within the arts and sciences, while stressing their interconnectedness. This degree is based on core courses in history, environmental science, literature/arts, social science and an introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and allows students to maximize the potential of interdisciplinary studies while gaining the skills they need to be successful in a rapidly changing society and world.

Individually-designed concentration

This concentration is an individually-designed option for students who wish to create a program of study by combining selected courses from a range of possibilities within IAS and, potentially, from other undergraduate programs at UW Tacoma. Students are required to identify a central organizing theme for their concentration and design it under the guidance and supervision of an IAS faculty member, an IAS advisor and the concentration coordinator, Dr. Emily Ignacio.

Education minor

The Education minor will increase your awareness of career opportunities in educational settings and your understanding of the role and responsibilities of classroom teachers by completing this minor.