Meet Tara Murphy
After beginning at RIT enrolled in the bioinformatics and computational biology BS program, Tara Murphy chose to add a sociology and anthropology BS degree because of the greater breadth the combination of majors provides. She is one of the first students to receive the Pratt scholarship for interdisciplinary studies, offered to students majoring in fields such as STEM and the liberal arts.
“[The dual major] adds a very well rounded background, no matter what field you wanted to go in. It’s always good to have a different perspective to go in with.” Murphy said. Murphy worked with her professors and advisors to chart out a plan to pursue the double major, while also graduating on schedule.
Learn more about how adding a double major in a liberal arts discipline can complement studies in engineering, computing, health care, business, and more and give grads an advantage in the workplace.