Undergraduate Program

Why Study Multidisciplinary Science?

Multidisciplinary science is a unique area of study that allows each student to design their own academic program in the natural sciences. Students choose their areas of specialization from a broad range of sciences, tailoring their studies to their particular interests and career goals.

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Major in Multidisciplinary Science

One strength of the Multidisciplinary Science program is its flexibility. Students work in cross-disciplinary fields and within various subjects. Examples of cross-disciplinary fields, and the subject-matter areas that might be combined in designing a program, include:

Animal behavior and ethology—anthropology, biology, psychology
Biophysical sciences—biology, chemistry, human physiology, physics
Cognitive sciences—computer science, mathematics, psychology
Environmental sciences—biology, chemistry, earth sciences, geography, physics
Bioinformatics—biology, computer science


Psychology student presenting a research poster

Honors in Multidisciplinary Science

Honors in multidisciplinary science centers on a thesis which is the culmination of research conducted under the direction of a faculty advisor.


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Real-World Experience

Our students gain valuable training in laboratory skills that translate into health profession and industry careers, as well as prepare students for graduate studies. From internships and lab work to conference presentations and study abroad experiences, explore the ways to learn biology in a practical setting.


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What You Can Do with a Multidisciplinary Science Degree

The Multidisciplinary Science program can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about possible careers and hear from alumni.


Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment with an advisor and get your questions answered.

Departmental Advising and Support

Scholarships and Awards

Explore ways to fund your studies in the Multidisciplinary Science program.

Scholarships and Awards

 


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Hapi Hair Day
Feb23
Hapi Hair Day Feb 23 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing
Feb23
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing Feb 23 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Fridays 1-3PM @ CMAE/Zoom
Feb23
Let's Talk Drop-In - Fridays 1-3PM @ CMAE/Zoom Feb 23
Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Series
Feb23
Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Series Feb 23 Willamette Hall
Connections Happy Hour
Feb23
Connections Happy Hour Feb 23 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Feb26
Physical Chemistry Seminar Feb 26 Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging"
Feb26
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging" Feb 26 Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty
Feb27
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty Feb 27 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History"
Feb27
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History" Feb 27 McKenzie Hall
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born"
Feb27
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born" Feb 27 Knight Library