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).”
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: Integrated Science 1000Z;
2.0 course: Integrated Science 1001X;
0.5 course: Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B;
0.5 course: Chemistry 1301A/B;
0.5 course: Physics 1201A/B or Physics 1501A/B;
0.5 course: Biology 1001A.
2.5 courses: Integrated Science 2001F**, Integrated Science 2002B**, Integrated Science 3001F/G***, Integrated Science 3002A/B***, Integrated Science 4001Y****.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
1.0 course: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2581A/B, with a mark of at least 70% in each.
0.5 course: Biology 2382A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G.
1.5 courses: Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 3382A, Biochemistry 3392F/G.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3380G or Biochemistry 3390B.
1.0 course: Biology 3593A/B, Biology 3596A/B.
0.5 course: Science 3377A/B***.
0.5 course from: Business Administration 2295F/G, or one of Business Administration 1220E or Business Administration 2257*.
0.5 course: Philosophy 2320F/G**.
0.5 course: Biology 4260A/B.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 4415B.
1.5 course: Integrated Science 4999E****.
Year 1 consists of 5.5 courses.
* The module will consist of 13.5 courses if either Business Administration 1220E or Business Administration 2257 is taken. Business Administration 1220E cannot be used towards both First Year Requirements and modular requirements.
** 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.