Bridging Disciplines Programs

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Bridging Disciplines Programs

Bridging Disciplines Programs

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs) at The University of Texas at Austin allow undergraduates to develop a secondary area of specialization that complements their major. To earn a BDP certificate, students must complete 19 credit hours combining interdisciplinary coursework with hands-on research, internship, or creative experiences.

We offer certificates in 17 different interdisciplinary concentrations.

As an undergraduate UT student, you can benefit from earning a BDP certificate in many ways:

  • Become a more flexible, versatile thinker, and prepare for a professional world that values interdisciplinary perspectives, innovation, and collaboration
  • Enhance your degree by completing a certificate that complements and enhances your major, that will demonstrate an additional area of specialization on resumes and graduate school applications, and that will be recognized on your official transcript
  • Engage in research and internship experiences that will set you apart from your peers and give you unique opportunities related to your interests
  • Have the opportunity to apply for BDP scholarships to help fund research and internship experiences
  • Gain access to excellent, individualized advising with BDP academic advisors who are familiar with faculty and courses across campus that relate to your interests
  • Develop valuable relationships with faculty across campus who are experts in your BDP area

Hear from current BDP students and BDP alumni about the value of their BDP experiences.