Academic Calendar - 2021 ARCHIVE

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021ARCHIVE

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Science - Integrated Science Program - (WISc)

The Western Integrated Science (WISc) program is a first entry, four-year program administered by the Faculty of Science. It is designed to provide select students with the diverse science education necessary to address the interdisciplinarity of today's major scientific challenges (e.g., climate change, world hunger, alternative energy). WISC combines unique Integrated Science courses with traditional discipline-specific courses. In Year 2, WISC students will enroll in an Integrated Science Honours Specialization module administered jointly by the Faculty of Science and individual Science departments.

Admission Requirements

Admission into WISc is competitive, limited and open only to students who apply to Western through the ES stream of the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. In addition to the Grade 12 requirements, a personal statement is required and will be used as part of the adjudication for admission. See the Western Faculty of Science website ( for details about the admission selection process.
Completion of first year requirements with no failures. Students must complete the following courses with an average of at least 70%, with no individual course mark below 60%:
0.5 course: Chemistry 1301A/B;
0.5 course: Physics 1201A/B or Physics 1501A/B or the former Physics 1301A/B;
0.5 course: Mathematics 1600A/B*.
*Students must complete Mathematics 1600A/B by the end of Term 1 in Year 2.

Module/Program Information

13.0 courses:

2.5 courses: Integrated Science 2001F*, Integrated Science 2002B*, Integrated Science 3001F/G**, Integrated Science 3002A/B**, Integrated Science 4001Y***.
0.5 course from*: Philosophy 2320F/G (preferred), Philosophy 2033A/B, Philosophy 2035F/G, Philosophy 2078F/G, Philosophy 2370F/G.
0.5 course: Science 3377A/B**.
1.5 course: Integrated Science 4999E***.
1.0 course: Calculus 2502A/B (preferred) or Calculus 2302A/B, Calculus 2503A/B (preferred) or Calculus 2303A/B.
0.5 course: Applied Mathematics 2402A.
3.5 courses: Physics 2101A/B, Physics 2102A/B, Physics 2110A/B, Physics 2910F/G, Physics 3300A/B, Physics 3926F/G, Physics 4351A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 3151A/B, Physics 3200A/B, Physics 3400A/B.
1.0 courses: Astronomy 2201A/B, Astronomy 2801A/B.
1.0 courses from: Astronomy 3302A/B, Astronomy 3303A/B, Astronomy 4101A/B, Astronomy 4602A/B.
0.5 courses from: any Physics and Astronomy course not yet taken numbered 4000 or above.

Students must also complete Physics 2950Y, Physics 3950Y (non-credit seminar courses).

* indicates courses taken in Second Year of Program
** indicates courses taken in Third Year of Program
*** indicates courses taken in Fourth Year of Program