The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) offers humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Their interdisciplinary curriculum is organized around three general dimensions of life: Culture and Ideas (Fine Arts and Humanities), Society and the Individual (Social Sciences), Mathematics and the Natural World (Natural Sciences).
The focus of our curriculum is the comparative study of peoples, groups, societies, cultures and environments within the United States and selected regions of the world.
The School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington, Tacoma, provides focus for the rapid development of high-technology academic programs which serve the needs of the state of Washington. Launched in 2001, SET has supported the community by building facilities, classrooms and labs. Through innovative partnerships with area companies, internships and funded research projects, SET students gain real world experience to tackle the challenges of a continually evolving industry.
The Milgard School of Business offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (B.A.B.A.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), and the Milgard Freshman Direct Admission program.
The School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership curriculum emphasizes and fosters the integration of teaching, inquiry, and service among a community of diverse students. Partnerships with the community provide learning environments in which students build upon their skills and knowledge to strengthen their understanding of local, national, and global health issues.
The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice has strong ties to the South Puget Sound community: our graduate and undergraduate students complete local internships and practicum placements; our faculty conducts collaborative research with partners in our community; and our alumni are actively involved in service and helping professions largely in the South Puget Sound region.
The School of Education prepares ethical and reflective educators who transform learning, contribute to the community, exemplify professionalism, and promote diversity. Founded in 1992, the School of Education offers K-8 Certification with options for ELL, Special Education, Secondary Science or Math Certification, or for educators seeking to advance their careers with a master of education, educational administrator or doctorate in educational leadership.
The School of Urban Studies engages students, faculty, and community to advance critical thinking, social justice, and applied research through the transformative power of higher education. Founded in 2001, the School of Urban Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma currently offers undergraduate BA degrees in Urban Studies and Sustainable Urban Development; a BS in Urban Design, a graduate degree in Community Planning (MA), a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a minor in Urban Studies.