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Prospective Students

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs) at The University of Texas at Austin allow you to earn an interdisciplinary certificate in one of 17 different concentration areas.

BDPs combine courses that fulfill core requirements, electives, and courses for your major with unique research and internships that connect your BDP topic with your major and career goals. With planning, the BDP should not add time to your UT career. Rather, the BDP helps you choose the courses you already have to take in an integrated way, giving you the opportunity to develop a secondary area of specialization.

One of the goals of the BDPs is to help you make your education fit your individual interests and goals. BDP advisors are here to help you find courses, research opportunities, and internship experiences that complement your major, while also supporting you in developing knowledge and experience you would not otherwise find within your degree plan.

Read about how you can benefit from earning a BDP certificate, and see the Connecting Experience profiles to learn about projects students have done.

Certificate Topics

Learn about the 17 different BDP certificate topics.

Information Sessions

Find out how to view an online information session to learn more about the BDPs.

How to Apply

Learn about what to do before you apply to a BDP, how to complete your application, and what to expect after you apply.

Certificate Requirements

Read about the components of the 18-20 credit hours that are required to earn a BDP certificate.