Hitched to Everything

The arts and sciences are irrevocably intertwined, despite all the attempts to separate them. They cannot be isolated in academic silos. They reunite effortlessly, always. Partly because the creative minds of artists and the curiosity of analytical scientists are so similar. It explains how art can help inform or frame scientific work, which can breathe life into new forms of artistic expression.

It happens here all the time. Partly because our students and professors work with, help, goad —sometimes dare — each other to go further. And, here, further is beautiful.

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”
—John Muir


The science of life, always evolving and always more to know. You’ll conduct research to learn more about life’s “building blocks” and the still-unanswered questions they provoke. And you’ll be expected to find answers.

Jessica Stanulevich working on a digital arts and sciences projectChemistry & Biomolecular Science
The actions and reactions of life, always catalyzing in new and surprising ways. Your research will shed light on when, why and how. And you’ll be expected to advance our understanding of life’s smallest and most important processes.

Communication & Media
The complexity of human language sets us apart from other species. Our ability to complicate language sets us apart from each other. Your work — which includes research — will clarify information, interpretation and understanding. And you will learn how each medium can simplify or scramble a message.

Computer Science
The science of digital life, always evolving and always more to know. Your work and research can go in 360 degrees, cubed, but it will deepen the field’s knowledge and potential. You will learn to harness great power and do it with great responsibility.

Humanities & Social Sciences
The study of what it means to be human and our connections to each other, nature, ideas and philosophy, and, yes, technology. Your research will give meaning to arts and letters. Done well, it can also shift paradigms.

The science of numbers, their properties and how they shed light on relationships in nature and technology. You will research dynamic systems, computational math and statistics to become fluid in the world’s most widely used language.

There are rules here, you know. Capital “L” Laws. And they govern mass, motion, acceleration, resistance and the birth of stars or even entire galaxies. You can’t break these rules. At least not until you know them. And then what? Then it gets really interesting.

The science of “Why did he do that?” It’s complicated. Your research will shed light on health, cognition, society and behavior. You will learn to explain the mind and its analytical and decision-making processes.


Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biology, Biomolecular Science, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Digital Arts & Sciences, History, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical SciencesPre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physicians AssistantPre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Veterinary, Psychology, ROTC, Science Studies, Social Documentation, Social Sciences and University Studies.