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About the Bridging Disciplines Programs

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.