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The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is the home of two interdisciplinary programs of study: Childhood and Youth Studies (CHST) and Human Rights and Social Justice (HUMR). IIS brings together faculty and students from across the campus who share research interests that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries, in the arts, social and natural sciences. IIS takes pride in drawing on numerous disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, human rights and child’s rights to help better understand and think critically about various topics. Both Childhood and Youth Studies and Human Rights and Social Justice draws on many different types of knowledge which helps individuals to develop a deeper and stronger understanding of Children, Youth and Humans around the world. Students in IIS are able to personalize their program based on their specific interests which helps make our program so unique as it caters to each individual. IIS strives to teach  our students how to make connections, think critically and have a positive impact on the world in their future careers.