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 2028.
  • Indicate an interest in Beyond Boundaries on the application.
  • Answer the Beyond Boundaries short answer question (250 words maximum):
    The Beyond Boundaries Program equips students with a set of tools to critically understand and make a difference in a complicated world where challenges require diverse perspectives and skill sets. What is the big societal issue you would like to tackle? Who would you need on your team? What would you contribute to the team?