Why Interdisciplinary Science?

Interdisciplinary science fuses learning across the natural, clinical and social sciences.

This approach provides you with broad scientific knowledge and an understanding of how the sciences influence each other in today’s world. A flexible option for students with interests across subject areas, interdisciplinary science prepares you to apply scientific methods to professional problems using multi-faceted, innovative thinking.

Learn more about the value of a degree in interdisciplinary sciences.


A new initiative at VCU called the College-to-Career Blueprint program is working to make career-readiness a part of the conversations students and their professors are having as soon as they set foot on campus. (Getty Images)

Oct. 6, 2023

Career readiness for students is the goal for VCU’s new College-to-Career Blueprint

The program, launched this year in collaboration with nine departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will make career conversations, experiential learning and internships a more seamless part of students’ experience.

More than 10,000 students will take up to 70 courses each semester in VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street, starting this fall. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications.)

Sept. 1, 2023

Take a video tour of VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street

The College of Humanities and Sciences’ building dedicated to STEM will serve more than 10,000 students in up to 70 courses each semester.

April 26, 2023

‘Learn, discover, and innovate’: VCU celebrates the opening of its new STEM building

VCU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 168,000-square-foot building dedicated to STEM with space for more than 10,000 students who will take up to 70 courses each semester.

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