The ISF houses a research-driven program of liberal education. It is a problem-based program, not a discipline. It offers motivated students the unique opportunity to develop an individualized cross-disciplinary Research Program that includes a Course of Study and a Senior Thesis. The Course of Study is made up of courses taken in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or the professional schools and colleges, alongside the required courses in ISF. The capstone experience a scholarly, rigorously-researched 40 page required Senior Thesis, a sustained inquiry in the social sciences and humanities based on original, cross-disciplinary research. Read more about the major
Upon graduation in the Fall of 2015 Mandolyn was awarded the Quantedge Award for Academic Excellence which recognizes exceptional sustained academic excellence among senior students (i.e. those who have completed at least 90 units) with a GPA of 4.0 at the University of California, Berkeley.
In Fall 2013, Mandolyn Ludlum transferred from Los Angeles Valley Community College to the University of California, Berkeley as a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar seeking to gain knowledge to create and facilitate a global children’s program. Inspired by the holistic approach of... Read More...
The Student Academic Advisor's job is to guide students and faculty as they navigate University, College, and Major Program policies. With a lifetime commitment to education and a master’s degree in college student counseling and career counseling, Patrick enjoys supporting faculty, students, and staff. He especially enjoys helping students develop the skills they need in succeeding at the university and in life.