Graduate students at UCSB may take advantage of several interdisciplinary emphases and two certificate programs to enhance their education by acquiring skills that supplement their major discipline. Student eligibility may be limited by major and/or to certain degree objectives. Both the program leader of the interdisciplinary emphasis or certificate and the Department Graduate Advisor or Chair in the student's major must approve the petition used to add (or drop) an interdisciplinary emphasis or certificate.
To add (or drop) an Interdisciplinary Emphasis or Certificate, submit to the Graduate Division a completed and signed Change of Degree Status Petition. Please note that interdisciplinary emphases and certificates do not appear on the diploma, but will appear on the transcript.