Explore multiple areas of study

The Beyond Boundaries Program helps talented, self-initiated, and self-motivated students become creative problem solvers and insightful scholars who are prepared to pursue their own broad interdisciplinary interests.

This unique educational experience requires collaboration across academic disciplines and perspectives, drawing on the strength and interconnectedness of the university’s seven schools. After their first year, students are able to seamlessly transition into any of WashU’s undergraduate schools while they continue engaging with the Beyond Boundaries Program.

Apply for Beyond Boundaries:

  • Submit a Common Application or Coalition Application for admission to the Class of 2023.
  • Indicate an interest in Beyond Boundaries on the application.
  • Answer the Beyond Boundaries WashU supplemental essay question:

    Many of our students broadly explore the connections of our schools and community before declaring a major. The Beyond Boundaries Program equips students to make a difference in a complicated world where challenges do not come pre-packaged as the territory of a single discipline. Tell us what great challenge you might want to explore and how you would pursue a solution in an interdisciplinary way.