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.

The Triumph

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.