About IDST and class registration

About us:

Interdisciplinary Studies is a kaleidoscope of perspectives that overlap and intertwine to create a deeper understanding of the societies that create the world we live in.

Our foundational principles are diversity, innovation, and collaboration.

This website helps us feature our classes and events. For more information, refer to the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Interdisciplinary Studies website. You can also view our course catalog, and information about registering and attending.


To register, start at the Future Students page and select the option that best describes the type of student you are! You’ll be walked through the steps to get you ready to join a class.

Our classes are ideal for degree seekers, people wanting to learn skills to help them in life and work, and lifelong learners who are looking for a community. Registration at CCSF is easy and classes for non-San Francisco residents cost about $50 a unit. If you’re a resident of San Francisco, classes are free!

IDST Majors:

Social Justice Studies: Ethnic Studies AA-T (PDF details)

  • The Associate of Arts in Social Justice Studies: Ethnic Studies for Transfer is designed to prepare students who wish to transfer to pursue studies in social justice with an emphasis in ethnicity and race.

Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies (AA) (PDF details)

IDST Certificates:

Critical Middle East/South West Asia and North Africa Studies (PDF details)

Critical Pacific Islands Studies (PDF details)

Diversity and Social Justice (PDF details)

Trauma Prevention and Recovery (PDF details)