Beyond Boundaries Program

The Beyond Boundaries Program is a unique educational experience that allows talented and motivated students to tackle big societal and intellectual challenges. This two-year program equip students to make a difference in a complicated world. By allowing students to enter WashU unaffiliated with any one school, the program allows them to address challenges that do not reside in the territory of a single discipline.

Beyond Boundaries Courses

Beyond Boundaries courses are designed to prepare students for a rapidly evolving world characterized by social, political, scientific and economic problems that cannot be solved using knowledge from a single discipline. Team-taught by faculty from different schools across Washington University, Beyond Boundaries courses offer a window into how scholars from different disciplines approach big, critical topics – like our aging population, the nature of creativity, the phenomenon of climate change, the rise of a digital society and the evolving art of medicine. These courses will equip students to make a difference in a complicated world, where challenges do not come pre-packaged as the territory of a single discipline. These courses will transform the way students think about the world and help them become both more creative problem-solvers and more insightful scholars of life.