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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Maximize your graduate degree.

We offer interdisciplinary graduate programs that give students a more comprehensive education and training for career-focused students. The programs cross traditional college and department boundaries and encourage a deeper, multi-disciplinary approach to solving scientific problems.

Adding a minor in another discipline can also expand your knowledge and career options. For example, our biological data science minor can give students who have a life science major more flexibility and experience beyond biology, biochemistry, biohealth science or microbiology and can even enhance your employment prospects. Our top-ranked minor in actuarial science in the Department of Mathematics prepares students for a lucrative career as a professional actuary in the financial or insurance industries.

Students can pursue a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, or a minor or graduate certificate. Due to their interdisciplinary nature, some programs are housed in the Graduate School, while others reside in a college or department.