Graduate Studies > Ph.D. Program > Ph.D. Requirements > Interdisciplinary Graduate Courses


Astrochemistry is the study of molecules in space, and how their formation and destruction pathways and efficiencies depend on the local environment.

Applied Mathematics

Instruction forms the core of the analytical-mathematical component of an engineering and applied science education


Pioneering major advances in our understanding of the complex biology of cells and tissues, and leading efforts to cure and/or better treat human disease

Biomedical Engineering

Applying engineering principles and techniques to the medical field

Chemical Engineering

Biotechnology, nanotechnology, fuel cells, catalysis, environmental engineering, molecular simulation, materials development, and thermodynamics

Computer Science

Wireless sensor networks, grid computing, and dependable and secure software

Materials Science & Engineering

Processing-structure-properties- performance relationships of materials systems


Calculus, linear algebra and differential equations


Microbiology at UVA spans the fundamental molecular processes of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites of major importance to human health.

Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics

Applying the principles of physics and chemistry and the methods of mathematical analysis and computer modeling to understand how biological systems work.


Developmental Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience and Neurophysiology


A synthetic understanding of how drug targets regulate physiological mechanisms and contribute to pathophysiology of disease


Chemical, theoretical, and nuclear physics


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