Connecticut College is home to six centers and certificate programs for interdisciplinary scholarship, each with a different focus: international studies, the environment, arts and technology, public policy and community action, museum studies and the study of race and ethnicity. The centers offer student certificate programs that can be combined with any major.

Certificate students complete specialized coursework, a funded internship and a sophisticated senior integrative project. But the impact of the centers extends far beyond the approximately 12 percent of graduates who earn certificates each year. All five centers sponsor symposia, lectures and other activities that bring together faculty and students from every department.


The Centers

Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity

The Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) provides the institutional structure, resources, and expertise necessary for initiating and sustaining critical and intersectional examinations of race, ethnicity, and social difference in community, national, and global contexts.


Certificate Program

Students building an exhibition of prints

Museum Studies

Museum Studies at Connecticut College is a broad interdisciplinary program, open to undergraduate students of all majors, that explores the role of museums in shaping society's knowledge about art, culture, history, and the natural world.

Museum Studies Certificate Program