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Integrated Sciences

Student on vessel doing research

Photo courtesy of School of Oceanography.

The Integrated Sciences Program will no longer be accepting new students.

The College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the College of the Environment, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Sciences. This major provides opportunities for students to build a strong foundation in the biological, physical, and environmental sciences while developing an appreciation for the social and ethical contexts in which science is done. Students engage in rigorous scientific coursework that includes a strong experiential component focused on research, communication, and career and professional development.

Students who major in Integrated Sciences develop a deep understanding of the process of science and are well-positioned to solve scientific problems by drawing from and integrating knowledge from a variety of scientific fields. By studying a range of sciences, students are prepared to engage in work that crosses disciplinary boundaries or is part of new scientific fields.

The Integrated Sciences program provides students with the necessary preparation for pursuing a wide range of careers and advanced degrees, including (but not limited to) middle or high school science teaching (e.g., via the UW Secondary Master's in Teaching Program), informal science education and outreach (e.g., at museums, aquariums, outdoor education centers, or other science institutions), science writing and communication, science policy and law, and professions across the health sciences.

The Integrated Sciences Program will no longer be accepting new students. If you have questions about the program, please contact Peter Shaffer.

Current Integrated Sciences students seeking advising can contact Meghan Oxley to schedule an appointment.

Students who have not yet declared the major are encouraged to meet with Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Advising to discuss alternative majors.