The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs) at The University of Texas at Austin allow you to earn an interdisciplinary certificate in one of 16 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.
Find out about when and where to attend an information session to learn more about the BDPs. An online alternative to the BDP information session is currently available on the BDP Info Session Canvas page.
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.
Read about the components of the 19 credit hours that are required to earn a BDP certificate.