ELE || Interdisciplinarity & Breadth of Learning

This ELE enables students to integrate learning across departmental and/or disciplinary boundaries.  Interdisciplinarity learning fosters innovation and flexibility of thinking and problem solving.  Examples include:  

  • Completing two majors, or a major and a minor in different disciplines
  • Completing the Sustainability Certificate
  • Enrolling in a significant course sequence (at least three courses) outside the area of one's major 

Reflection Question: How has this experience enhanced your education? In answering this question, please pay particular attention to the ways that this experience forced you to rethink your disciplinary assumptions while enriching your perspectives.


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40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
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