Integrated sciences is an interdisciplinary major designed for the student who desires general preparation for a career in an allied-health or science-related field, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician-assistant programs and nursing. In addition, students interested in teaching science at the primary, middle school or secondary level can benefit from the broad spectrum of courses available through the major.
The curriculum for the bachelor of arts in integrated sciences is tailored to the student in accordance with the requirements for the major listed below. Students usually work with a faculty advisor from the Department of Biological Sciences to design a curriculum that fits each student’s career aspirations. See the chair of biological sciences for advising.
Bachelor of Arts Major Requirements
A total of 60 credits in approved science disciplines is required; hence majors are not required to pursue a minor. Courses may be selected from the following departments: biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, engineering, geography/geology, mathematics, and physics and astronomy. The 60 credits must be distributed in the following way: a minimum concentration of 20 credits each from two different science departments with a minimum of 30 upper-division credits (2000 level or above). Integrated sciences majors are required to complete the general education requirements stipulated for science majors pursuing a BA.