Centers & Institutes
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) serves as the umbrella organization for Webster University's diverse interdisciplinary programs.
Its mission is to promote these unique learning opportunities and provide a central
location where students can get information about interdisciplinary courses, programs,
Majors that fall under the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies are European Studies, International Human Rights, and the Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major. The Center also administers a variety of minors and certificates and the General Studies program.
The Center for Ethics aims to inspire reflection about ethical dilemmas and helps bring together people normally separated by disciplinary boundaries. Through curricular development and public forums, the Center identifies issues of moral importance and supports environments conducive to collegial ethical analysis. The Center serves as a resource for collaboration within the university and throughout the larger community, urging participants to identify their roles and responsibilities to one another as citizens of local and global communities. The Center does not endorse any particular viewpoint; it aims to promote sophisticated discussions through which various ethical positions can be discussed.
The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies combines support for teaching, research, and service to promote global citizenship among its students, staff, and alumni. Human rights are the foundation for global civil society, and the Institute serves as an important resource for spurring positive change and inspiring future leaders.