Training leaders who make a positive difference in their lives, careers, communities, and the world.

As a student you invest a lot in your education. We are invested in you. Our academic programs prepare students to solve complex problems, be engaged citizens, and develop the skills that are needed by today's employers.

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Our programs include:

  • Undergraduate degrees in Integrative Studies (BA, BS) and Religious Studies (BA, BS, major and minor)
  • Graduate degree in Social Innovation (Professional Master of Arts)
  • Certificate in Intercultural Competence
  • Badge in Intercultural Competence (available to both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students)
  • Degree completion pathways, including the new LEADS Program

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Student and Faculty Spotlights

IRIS Faculty Spotlights - C. Yared

Christine Yared, J.D., Adjunct Professor she/her/hers BackgroundMichigan State University, B.S., Business Administration Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

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INFORMATION FOR CURRENT GVSU STUDENTS AND FACULTY ABOUT COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

GVSU's Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation closely. IRIS faculty and students are encouraged to please consult the department's resource pages for more information to support both students and faculty through online learning. This includes alternative suggestions for how to meet co-curricular assignments.

ALL GVSU CLASSES ARE BEING HELD REMOTELY THROUGH THE END OF WINTER 2020 SEMESTER. SPRING 2020 CLASSES WILL ALSO BE HELD ENTIRELY ONLINE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK INTO THE GVSU WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES/INFORMATION.

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IRIS IN THE NEWS

GVSU earns national recognition for increasing study abroad

April 01, 2020

Last year, a group of 11 TRIO students traveled to Chile for a two-week program at the Universidad del Bío-Bío. Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies faculty, Professor Justin Pettibone, was the faculty lead on the trip.

LEADS Online Accelerated Bachelor's Degree for Adult Students

February 13, 2020

The LEADS program delivers an integrative studies bachelor's degree PLUS a certificate in one of four skill categories that employers are asking for by name: leadership, data analytics, project management, or global communication.

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