Interdisciplinary learning is a cornerstone of the Tufts education. The world's problems are not divided neatly into categories - and we believe your education shouldn't be either. A Tufts education will offer you the flexibility to explore a wide range of ideas while encouraging you to connect them across disciplines and ideas in order to prepare you to be an effective problem solver in an interconnected world.
A hallmark of the Tufts undergraduate education is the ability to take advantage of three different schools. Students in any school always have the option to take courses in any other undergraduate school. In addition, students in the School of Arts & Sciences can minor in the School of Engineering and students in the School of Engineering can minor or even double major in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Interdisciplinary work is also encouraged within schools. In addition to interdisciplinary major and minor programs, a major in interdisciplinary studies offered through the School of Arts & Sciences, and a thesis program offered through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, each curriculum is designed to build a course of study that covers many fields. You can read more about the curriculum in each school here:
Tufts uses grants to encourage interdisciplinary research among faculty and students as well. These grants are used to improve wound healing, establish a wildlife tissue bank at Tufts, or create films that encourage work in the digital humanities.
Learn more about these grants by clicking here.