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Interdisciplinary Centers

The College of Arts and Sciences houses three of the University's interdisciplinary centers.

The Center for Criminal Justice 

The Center for Criminal Justice’s mission is to promote fair, informed, effective and ethical approaches to criminal justice policy and practice through collaborative interdisciplinary research and evaluation, professional leadership development, and targeted projects designed to bring about systemic improvements in the criminal justice system. Learn more. 


The Center for Data Science and Consulting 

The Center for Data Science and Consulting specializes in providing data science training and assistance for researchers in all aspects of data science including data collection, data wrangling, data analysis, machine learning, statistical modeling, visualization, and database management. Learn more. 


The Center for Research on International Affairs 

The Center for Research on International Affairs (CRIA) promotes internationally oriented research and externally funded grant projects, internationally oriented academic programs at our Chicago-based campuses, lectures and presentations on international topics, and international research connections. Visit the CRIA.


The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities 

The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH) is a collaborative multidisciplinary research center that supports research across the humanities, arts, communication, computer science, social sciences, and University Libraries. Visit the CTDSH. 


The Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage 

The Joan and Bill Hank Center is a venue for faculty, students, and staff to learn about and investigate Roman Catholic thought and its links to all academic disciplines with a strong emphasis on scholarly research and interdisciplinary engagement. Visit the Hank Center. 


The Honors Program 

Since 1936, the Honors Program has provided an enriched educational experience for the university’s most talented students. Learn more. 


The McNamara Center 

The McNamara Center is home to faculty research projects and grants, supports graduate students working on dissertations in related topics, and sponsors special events that make social scientific perspectives on religion available to the university and the public.