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Your Ideas Know no Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries is a new educational experience that allows talented and motivated students to tackle big societal and intellectual challenges.

The Beyond Boundaries Program is a unique two-year program that equips students to make a difference in a complicated world. Students in the program enter WashU unaffiliated with any school, allowing them to address challenges that do not reside the territory of a single discipline.

Beyond Boundaries provides a framework of classes and resources that allows students to understand issues in an interdisciplinary way. WashU faculty from the School of Medicine, Olin Business School, Brown School, School of Law, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and Arts & Sciences collaborate to produce an interdisciplinary curriculum rich with possibilities for students with interests that do not fit within traditional subject matter boundaries.

First-year applicants to WashU will have the option to indicate interest in the Beyond Boundaries Program on their application for admission. Applicants must submit a supplemental essay explaining their proposed focus. Students are not committed to studying the topic they write about in the application.

The program spans the first two years of a students’ time at WashU, with an optional continuation into the third and fourth year. At the beginning of their second year, Beyond Boundaries students matriculate into their chosen school and declare a major during the spring semester.

For more information and application instructions, visit beyondboundaries.wustl.edu.