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Integrated Sciences

I am Director of the Integrated Sciences program at UBC. The program is designed for upper-year undergraduate students whose interest cross disciplinary boundaries within the sciences. It is an alternative to a traditional Major or Honours program, and gives students the opportunity to design their own curriculum with the assistance and support of a faculty mentor specializing in the chosen field of interest. Because the process of developing a degree program takes time, commitment, and effort, the students are highly motivated and engaged with their curriculum. As a result of the interdisciplinary nature of the program they graduate with a wide breadth of scientific knowledge. Almost all Integrated Science graduates go on to professional or graduate schools. The specialization is limited to approximately 100 new students per year so that in each year level (2, 3, 4) there will be approximately 100 students. Because of this filter, they are some of the best students in Science, and at UBC. For more information, please see http://www.intsci.ubc.ca