An enriched first-year experience for exceptional students.
Whether you are treating patients, unraveling galactic mysteries, or modeling climate change, the ability to think and reason at the nexus of traditional disciplines is essential to your success. Become an interdisciplinary scientist as part of a small cohort of York Science students.
Integrated Science can be taken as the first year of studies in most of our York Science programs. In Integrated Science, concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics are connected in the context of current scientific frontiers and real-world issues to help students develop a deeper understanding of each discipline through their interdisciplinary connections.
Students also develop additional skills in collaboration, communication, and leadership through formal and extracurricular opportunities, like ISCInvolved. Integrated Science is limited to 50 or fewer students, who make excellent connections with their peers and professors. These additional skills and strong connections are essential for success in university and beyond!
Integrated Science is an exciting and unique experience that has many benefits for students. After Integrated Science, students continue in the second year of their chosen major or they can switch majors if they find a new passion! Some of our more interdisciplinary majors include Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Mathematical Biology.
Prospective students who have the necessary prerequisites can apply to Integrated Science directly through the OUAC system using the program code YPU. If you have any questions, please email us!
Integrated Science students are going places:
ISCI student, Tarnem was one of 580 of the next generation of leading scientists – undergraduates, PhD students and postdoctoral Fellows – from 88 countries around the world chosen to participate in the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lake Constanze in Lindau, Germany. Read about her experience in YFile, York University’s campus newsletter.
York creates a supportive and welcoming environment for its students. Watch Integrated Science student Tarnem Affify talk about her experience: