Greetings from the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs)! The next BDP application deadline will be Thursday, March 12th at 8:00am. This spring, we are accepting applications for the first time to two new certificates – Patients, Practitioners & Cultures of Care and Smart Cities – in addition to our other BDP certificates. If you have students who are interested in applying to a BDP, please share this deadline with them. Interested students can attend a BDP information session and can find information about the BDP application on the BDP website. For students who are not quite ready to apply now, please know that we will have another application deadline in the fall, in early October.
If you are not familiar with the BDPs, our programs offer undergraduates at UT the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary certificate to complement their major. BDP certificates integrate coursework with internship and research experiences and can be individualized to suit students’ goals. Students choose from one of 16 different interdisciplinary themes, such as:
Children & Society
Human Rights & Social Justice
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Social Inequality, Health & Policy
You can view a list of all BDP topics, as well as more information about our programs, on our website.