The Interdisciplinary Science Concentration (B.S. in Applied Science) allows you to personalize a plan of study to earn a liberal arts polytechnic degree through your choice of an academic minor. You can use your minor to address requirements for entry into a health professional school (e.g., pharmacy, physical therapy, chiropractic). Minors include Human Physiology, Health and Wellness, Psychology, Disability Services, Business Administration and Biomedical Instrumentation, among many others.
Scientists in the field of Interdisciplinary Science
- Navigate the interfaces between disciplines
- Work in a lab and/or client-oriented environment
- Understand and communicate the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and physics
Original Research Experiences
You can participate in both individually-mentored and classroom-based research experiences that give them independent investigative inquiry skills and experience invaluable either for an immediate entry into the workforce or a seamless transition into post-graduate studies. The cross-disciplinary nature of this concentration connects you with a larger and more diverse number of faculty, offering you a wide variety of undergraduate research opportunities that span cutting-edge topics in chemistry, biology, physics and translational biomedical research.
Additionally, you can choose to pursue research through internships with an employer. Participation in experiences like these ensures that you will graduate with concrete skills and a flexibility in thinking required for success in an increasingly interdisciplinary world.
Current Interdisciplinary Science student research topics include:
- Multiple sclerosis research
- Zebrafish genetics
- Modeling of astronomical systems