In an increasingly complex world, solutions to issues of emerging societal importance often require crossing traditional boundaries. Recognizing that students will need information from many available sources, Oregon State University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate opportunities for interdisciplinary exploration and enrichment.
Interdisciplinary programs depend fundamentally upon the existence of strong disciplinary programs and place significant responsibility upon students to integrate and synthesize information.
Because there are so many choices of subjects and so many ways to approach a given interest, it is crucial that students obtain guidance in order to understand the advantages and the limitations of particular disciplinary and interdisciplinary alternatives. Students are encouraged to contact the individuals identified at the beginning of each certificate, department, and degree listing for more information and advice.