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.
Students who complete WISc Program will graduate with an “Honours Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science with (specific discipline).”
2.5 courses: Integrated Science 2001F/G*, 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/B.
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).
Year 1 consists of 5.5 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
First year requirements must be completed with no mark less than 60% in any principal course and an overall average in principal courses of 70%. See particular Integrated Science module for what constitutes principal courses. For progression into 4th year of the program, students must maintain an overall average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in any course required in the module. Students who do not meet the progression requirements, or chose not to continue in the program, may be able to continue their studies in a traditional module. Students should consult an academic counsellor in the Department that administers their chosen module.