Interdisciplinary Programs

Rice’s Humanities Research Center (HRC) fosters interdisciplinary research projects, courses, and conferences that bring together faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates, and connect them to the Texas Medical Center, Houston arts institutions, and more.

The Chao Center for Asian Studies and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality offer a similar range of activities, focused on their areas. The latter center, along with the Department of Religion, offer graduate certificates earned concurrently with the PhD.

Finally, five centers and 11 programs (interdisciplinary clusters of faculty who are based in various departments) offer 15 interdisciplinary majors and 22 minors to undergraduates, augmenting the departments’ majors.