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Transdisciplinary Program

Solutions to today's complex problems require successful collaboration across disciplines. CGU Created the Transdisciplinary Studies Program to help students:

  • Draw upon the ideas and methods of multiple disciplines.
  • Create new, integrative, and transformative solutions.
  • Solve today's complex problems.

Courses

146 classes since 2003 have enabled students to collaborate across multiple fields of study and develop the habits of lifelong learning.

Coming up this Fall:

Transdisciplinary Course Requirements for PhD Students.

Connections

Four ways to get connected to transdisciplinary people, projects and scholarship.

Physical

Virtual

Grants and Fellowships

$152,500 annually for grants and fellowships to promote transdisciplinary dissertations, research, and scholarship.

Students:
Hillcrest Research Awards

Ph.D. Students:
Transdisciplinary Dissertation Awards

Faculty:
Kozmetsky Scholars Awards

Students & Faculty:
Transdisciplinary Studies Reading Group Awards


Letter from the Interim Director:



"Transdisciplinarity is the intellectual signature of CGU"

We recognize the global demand for our graduates to think across disciplines and other knowledge boundaries. We acknowledge the growing expectation for flexible thinkers and problem solvers who have skills that transfer readily across academic disciplines as well as across sectors of employment.

Transdisciplinarity is a way of thinking and doing. Researchers must be free to follow a problem across disciplinary boundaries; they must be open to collaboration and innovation, drawing on the concepts and methods of other disciplines and creating new approaches to problems; and they must always ask how their creation of knowledge impacts our understanding of humanity's most thorny problems.

Patricia Easton, Interim Director
CGU Transdisciplinary Program


Contact Information: transdisciplinary@cgu.edu or 909-607-0724