The multidisciplinary programs at St. Bonaventure University include aging studies, art history, international studies, nonviolence, and women’s studies in the arts and humanities and biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, and environmental science in the natural sciences.
In the arts and humanities, multidisciplinary programs concern themselves with the human experience. As the name implies, multidisciplinary programs draw courses and faculty expertise from several traditional subject areas, and use this broad based knowledge to investigate the human condition.
In the sciences, the multidisciplinary approach is a result of the natural evolution of the sciences — the closer one looks at systems, the more difficult it becomes to parcel items off to a traditional subject matter.
These programs are excellent preparations for life after college, be it in graduate or professional school or directly in a career, because it is becoming more frequent for individuals to view a problem or issue from the vantage points of several different disciplines.