Graduate-Level Specialization: A Designated Emphasis
Officially organized programs exist in several interdisciplinary fields of study. Graduate students may elect to participate formally in one of these interdisciplinary programs by declaring a graduate-level specialization, a Designated Emphasis, in that field of study.
- For example, the UC Davis Women's Studies Program offers a graduate Designated Emphasis. To declare a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research, psychology graduate students take graduate courses in Women's Studies in addition to their psychology course work.
- Fields of study that currently offer a Designated Emphasis include Critical Theory, Native American Studies, Social Theory and Comparative History, Computational Science, Biotechnology, International Nutrition, Feminist Theory and Research, and Economy, Justice and Society.