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Integrated Science

Integrated Science Institute
(Faculty of Science)
3270 Herzberg Bldg.
613-520-2600 ext. 4461
carleton.ca/isi

This section presents the requirements for:

  • Integrated Science  - B.Sc. Honours
  • Integrated Science  - B.Sc. Honours
    with concentrations in
    • Forensic Science
    • Health Science
    • Information Science
    • Information Technology
    • Science and Ethics
    • Science and Policy
    • Science and Technology
    • Science and the Arts
    • Science Education
  • Integrated Science  - B.Sc. General
  • Integrated Science  - B.Sc. General
    with concentration in
    • Forensic Science
    • Health Science
    • Information Science
    • Information Technology
    • Science and Ethics
    • Science and Policy
    • Science and Technology
    • Science and the Arts
    • Science Education

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.Sc. programs including those relating to Science Continuation and Breadth requirements (see the Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Science Degree ),

General Information

The Integrated Science (ISI) programs offered by the Faculty of Science provide undergraduate students an opportunity to design a program of study that blends a concentration in science with a linked area of specialization in another Faculty. The science concentration can be in any one of the following areas: physical, earth, life, or mathematical (including computer) science in association with specialty areas outside of the Faculty of Science. In this way, the student acquires a depth of understanding of a particular branch of science integrated with knowledge that will aid in the application of that understanding in a professional or employment context.

First-year students must submit their proposed course selection to the IS Director for approval before commencing second year. The progress of all students is monitored by the IS Advisor.

An Honours program and a General program are available. Both require a course of independent study (INSC 4908 [1.0], INSC 3909) as an important element in the program.

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Academic Performance Evaluation for IS

The Academic Performance Evaluation for students in Integrated Science is based on the Major CGPA and the Overall CGPA. The Major CGPA is calculated over the combined credits in the Science Sequence and the Non-Science Sequence (13.0 credits for Honours, 9.0 credits for General.)

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Program Requirements

Integrated Science
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)

Detailed programs in IS are constructed and approved on an individual basis. All IS Honours programs adhere to the following structure.

  1. Science Sequence (9.0 credits included in the Major CGPA):
  1. 1.0 credit in INSC 4908 [1.0] or INSC 4907 [1.0];
  2. 3.0 credits from the Faculty of Science at the 3000-level or above;
  3. 4.0 credits from the Faculty of Science at the 2000-level or above;
  4. 1.0 credits from the Faculty of Science at the 2000-level or above (may include up to 1.0 credit 1000-level COMP)
  1. Non-Science Sequence (4.0 credits included in the Major CGPA):
  1. 4.0 credits in an area selected from outside the Faculty of Science;
  1. Additional Requirements (7.0 credits)
  1. 1.0 credit in MATH 1007 and MATH 1107;
  2. 2.0 credits from BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, CHEM 1000 [1.0], ERTH 1006, ERTH 1007, PHYS 1007, PHYS 1008;
  3. 2.0 credits from Science, Mathematics, Arts and Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Computer Science or Engineering;
  4. 2.0 credits in free electives.

Note: at least 2.0 credits in Items 1 to 9 above must be chosen from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences or Public Affairs.

Technology, Society, Environment Studies (TSES) courses are considered Non-Science credits.

English as a Second Language (ESLA) courses are accepted in Items 8 and 9 only.

The following engineering courses may be used to fulfil the Faculty of Science course requirements if they were taken while the student was registered in the Bachelor of Engineering program: CIVE 2101, ENVE 2002, ENVE 3004, ENVE 4003, ELEC 2501, ELEC 2507, ELEC 3909, ECOR 1606, MAAE 2101, MAAE 2300, MAAE 2400, SYSC1100, SYSC 1101, SYSC 1102, SYSC 2001, SYSC 2002, SYSC 2003, SYSC  2004, SYSC 2100, SYSC 3001, SYSC 3006, SYSC  3100, SYSC 3200.

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Integrated Science
B.Sc. General (15.0 credits)

Detailed programs in ISI are constructed and approved on an individual basis. All ISI General programs adhere to the following structure.

  1. Science Sequence (6.0 credits included in the Major CGPA):
  1. 0.5 credit in INSC 3909 ;
  2. 1.5 credits from the Faculty of Science at the 3000-level or above;
  3. 3.0 credits from the Faculty of Science at the 2000-level or above;
  4. 1.0 credit from the Faculty of Science at the 2000-level (may include up to 1.0 credit 1000-level computer science)
  1. Non-Science Sequence (3.0 credits included in the Major CGPA):
  1. 3.0 credits in an area selected from outside the Faculty of Science;
  1. Additional Requirements (6.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in MATH 1007 and MATH 1107;
  2. 2.0 credits from BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, CHEM 1000 [1], ERTH 1006, ERTH 1007, PHYS 1007, PHYS 1008 ;
  3. 2.0 credits from Science, Mathematics, Arts and Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Computer Science or Engineering;
  4. 1.0 credit in free electives;

Note: at least 2.0 credits in Items 1 to 9 above must be chosen from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences or Public Affairs.

Technology, Society, Environment Studies (TSES) courses are considered Non-Science credits.

English as a Second Language (ESLA) courses are accepted in Items 8 and 9 only.

In IS programs, all Technology, Society, Environment (TSE) Studies courses are considered Non-Science credits.

The following engineering courses may be used to fulfil the Faculty of Science course requirements if they were taken while the student was registered in the Bachelor of Engineering program: CIVE 2101, ENVE 2002, ENVE 3004, ENVE 4003, ELEC 2501, ELEC 2507, ELEC 3909, ECOR 1606, MAAE 2101, MAAE 2300, MAAE 2400, SYSC1100, SYSC 1101, SYSC 1102, SYSC 2001, SYSC 2002, SYSC 2003, SYSC  2004, SYSC 2100, SYSC 3001, SYSC 3006, SYSC  3100, SYSC 3200.

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Concentrations

Forensic Science

Offers a sound basis in fundamental Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis on trace analysis techniques combined with a non-science sequence in Psychology, and Sociology or Law.

Required Courses (6.0 credits):
  1. 1.5 credit in BIOL 2200, BIOL 2104, BIOL 2303;
  2. 1.0 credit in CHEM 2302, CHEM 2303;
  3. 1.0 credit from BIOL 3104, BIOL 3303, CHEM 3305;
  4. 1.0 credit in PSYC 2400, PSYC 3402;
  5. 1.0 credit in STAT 2507, STAT 2509;
  6. 1.0 credit from LAWS 2004 [1.0] or SOCI 2445 and SOCI 2450.
Health Science

In preparation for the study of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing Science, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, comprises a science sequence drawn from the life sciences (Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry, Psychology) and a non-science sequence from the social sciences.

Required Courses (5.5 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits Biology: BIOL 2001, BIOL 2104, BIOL 2200, BIOL 3305;
  2. 1.0 credit in CHEM 2203, CHEM 2204;
  3. 1.0 credit in ENGL;
  4. 1.5 credits in PSYC 2200, PSYC 2301, PSYC 3204;
  5. 1.0 credit PHYS 1007, PHYS 1008 recommended.
Information Science

A science sequence selected from Computer Science and Mathematics and Statistics and Psychology with a non-science sequence of an appropriate selection of courses in Arts and Social Sciences.

Required Courses (6.0 credits):
  1. 2.5 credits in COMP 1002, COMP 1005, COMP 1006, COMP 2002, COMP 2004;
  2. 0.5 credit from: COMP 3004, COMP 3804, COMP 3805;
  3. 0.5 credit in MATH 2107;
  4. 0.5 credit in STAT 2507;
  5. 2.0 credits in PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002, PSYC 2700, PSYC 2800;
Information Technology

A science sequence selected from Computer Science and Mathematics and Statistics with a non-science sequence consisting of courses in Technology, Society and Environment Studies leading to opportunities in areas such as software development, user interface design, web applications, communications, advertising and computer-assisted design applications.

Required Courses (6.0 credits):
  1. 2.5 credits in COMP 1002, COMP 1005, COMP 1006, COMP 2002, COMP 2004;
  2. 0.5 credit from COMP 3004, COMP 3804, COMP 3805;
  3. 0.5 credit in MATH 2107;
  4. 0.5 credit in STAT 2507;
  5. 2.0 credits from TSES 3001, TSES 4001, TSES 4002,TSES 4003,TSES 4005, TSES 4006,TSES 4007;
  6. Engineering courses may be substituted for some or all TSES courses;
Science and Ethics

A non-science sequence in Philosophy, focusing on the ethical implications of scientific and technological innovation. The presence of Environment Canada's National Wildlife Research Centre on Carleton's campus allows for exceptional opportunities for directed study in the area of environmental ethics.

Required Courses (5.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in PHIL 1301 and PHIL 1550;
  2. 1.5 credits in PHIL 2001, PHIL 2101 and PHIL 2408;
  3. 2.0 credits from PHIL 2003, PHIL 2103, PHIL 2104 or PHIL 2106, PHIL 2380, PHIL 2501, PHIL 2504, PHIL 2550, PHIL 2900 [1.0], PHIL 3140, PHIL 3301, PHIL 3306, PHIL 3320, PHIL 3350, PHIL 3380.
  4. 0.5 credit at the 3000-level or higher.
Science and Policy

A science sequence in any one of the science areas of concentration and a non-science sequence of courses in Political Science and Economics in preparation for the public service and/or non- governmental organizations or for administration and regulation of innovation, science and technology.

Required Courses (5.0 credits):
  1. 3.5 credits in PSCI 1001 and PSCI 1002 or PSCI 1000[1.0], and PSCI 2401, PSCI 3402, PSCI 3405, PSCI 3407, PSCI 3801;
  2. 1.0 credit in ECON 1000 [1.0] ;
  3. 0.5 credit in STAT 2507.
Science and Technology

A science sequence in one or more areas of concentration and a non-science sequence of credits drawn from courses offered by Technology, Society, Environment Studies and Sociology. Engineering courses may be substituted for some or all TSES credits.

Required Courses (5.0 credits):
  1. 1.5 credits in SOCI 1001, SOCI 1002, SOCI 2035;
  2. 1.5 credits in TSES 2305 [1.0], TSES 3001;
  3. 2.0 credits from TSES 4001, TSES 4002, TSES 4005, TSES 4006, TSES 4007.
Science and the Arts

Developed by the student in consultation with an Integrated Science Adviser, offers a breadth of scientific and humanistic knowledge in an individualized but coherent program that instills the literacy, critical, analytical and problem solving skills that can only be acquired through the study of both the sciences and the humanities and social sciences.

Required Courses (5.0 credits):
  1. 1.5 credit in PHIL 2001, PHIL 2900 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in ENGL;
  3. 2.5 credits in Arts.
Science Education

Preparation for further studies in teaching at the primary or secondary school levels, combines a science sequence in any one of the science areas of concentration with an appropriate non-science sequence.

Required Courses (10.0 credits):
  1. 5.0 credits in the chosen (for teaching) area of science at 2000-level or above;
  2. 3.0 credits in the chosen (for teaching) non-science or second science;
  3. 2.0 credits in PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002, PSYC 2500, PSYC 2700.

In some cases, in consultation with an ISI Adviser, courses may be moved to other categories, or be substituted for by similar courses. Programs such as Psychology and Geography offer courses in both the science and social science categories. The science courses are listed under Science Regulations near the beginning of the calendar.

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Integrated Science with Minors

Integrated Science is structured to incorporate any of the 30 or more minors offered by various programs, both in the sciences and in the non-sciences. Regulations for minors are governed by the department/faculty offering the minor, and the University regulations. For example:

Integrated Science with a Minor in Business - a science sequence in any of the science areas is combined with a sequence of business courses from the Sprott School of Business that fulfil the requirements for the Minor in Business, allowing for study of the management of science and technology.

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