“The BDPs are the most supporting, structured, and above all, rewarding when it comes to making undergraduate academics an in-depth experience, an experience that will not only help you expand your horizons, but will add value to your degree.”
The BDP concentrations represent areas of innovative faculty research, teaching, and collaboration at UT Austin. Each program is guided by a cross-college panel of faculty members with research experience related to the BDP topic.
After completing 19 credit hours of coursework, research, and internship experiences, students earn a certificate demonstrating a secondary area of specialization that complements the major. By studying an issue from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, they become more flexible, versatile thinkers, prepared for a professional world that values collaboration and innovation. Students in the BDPs also gain access to unique research and internship experiences at UT Austin and around the world, giving them hands-on experience applying what they have learned in the classroom.
Formed in 2002 by the Provost’s Office, the Bridging Disciplines Programs are a part of the School of Undergraduate Studies, which provides a diverse set of programs and resources that traverse boundaries between colleges and disciplines and enhance the quality of undergraduate education.