A foundation for acquiring skills in other disciplines
Interdisciplinary graduate programs provide comprehensive education and training for career-driven students. The programs cross traditional college and department lines encouraging a multi-disciplinary approach to solving problems.
Interdisciplinary mathematics and science education as well as broad biosciences programs cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and expose graduate students to additional areas of knowledge in addition to their core discipline.
Students have the freedom to add a graduate minor or graduate certificate while pursuing their MS or PhD degrees in a different discipline. Some of the interdisciplinary programs also offer MS and PhD degrees.
List of interdisciplinary graduate programs
Biological Data Sciences (minor)
The graduate minor in Biological Data Sciences housed in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing will familiarize M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students in the life sciences with research concepts and methodologies in quantitative sciences, and those in the quantitative sciences with research concepts and methodologies in life sciences.
The disciplinary learning goals of the minor are by nature foundational. Thus, for example, students with advanced expertise in life sciences would receive foundational training in computer science, statistics and/or mathematics. Students with advanced expertise in computer science would receive foundational training in life science, statistics and, if needed, mathematics.