Why Transdisciplinary Studies
Globalization and the complex nature of community and world problems has heightened the need to provide students with an education that enables them to work collaboratively across multiple fields of study and develop the habits of life-long learning. To meet this need, Claremont Graduate University has developed the Transdisciplinary Studies Department.
We consider transdisciplinarity to be problem-based research and teaching that draws upon the concepts and methods of multiple disciplines and extends beyond any discipline-specific domain to create new approaches and integrative knowledge.
The Transdisciplinary Studies Department and Claremont Graduate University have worked hard to provide members of the CGU community with opportunities to incorporate Transdisciplinarity into their personal research and professional careers through Transdisciplinary Course requirements for Ph.D students; interfield and dual degree programs; Reading/Working Groups; Transdisciplinary Dissertation Awards; Transdisciplinary Research Awards for CGU faculty members; and a variety of on-campus events. Find out more about the Transdisciplinary Studies Department by clicking on the links at left or on links in this text.