Santa Clara University

Combined Sciences program

Combined Sciences


The Combined Sciences major is a uniquely flexible interdisciplinary major consisting of:

  • foundational courses in math, biology, chemistry and physics
  • social science framework courses vital to applying scientific knowledge in the workplace
  • upper division electives selected based upon the interests and career goals of the student yet subject to the approval of the Combined Sciences Program Director.

It prepares students to be constructively engaged in society and productively employed in times of rapid technological change, particularly in the health professions. The major is very popular among students seeking a career in medicine, dentistry or any other area of the health sciences.



“ The Combined Sciences Program allowed me to be a science major, yet gave me the freedom to take a variety of different courses during my preparation for a career in teaching.

— Alexia Velis, Class of 2000

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