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Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science Studies

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Why Choose Integrated Science Studies?

A bachelor of science degree in integrated science studies provides you with a well-rounded and rigorous background across the core scientific disciplines of biology, geology, chemistry, and physics. This program encourages you to think about the interdisciplinarity of science by emphasizing the fundamental tenets of each discipline, how they interact, how these interactions can be applied towards our understanding of the natural world, and the overall nature of science. You will gain an in-depth understanding of established scientific hypotheses, theories, and laws while participating in the process through faculty-led and supervised research.

We offer two tracks in this program. A pre-health professional track prepares you for further education in the health professions ranging from dentistry, chiropractic, medical school, and other graduate health pre-professional programs. It combines courses in the sciences and statistics—skills in demand in the health care field. The second track is the earth and biological sciences track that focuses on the skills required for careers in laboratory research and testing.


This degree program is designed with the needs of the Lake Campus region in mind. Employers require employees skilled for the health care professions, as well as employees with broad kills in chemistry and biology for lab technician and assistant positions. This program will get you the skills and education that will get you hired in careers like science advocacy, science education, scientific sales, technical and science writing, science policy and technology law, material sciences, bioinformatics, and laboratory analysis.

This program also provides you with a solid foundation for further graduate education. Because this program touches on each of the different sciences, you aren't limited in your graduate degree options. You can choose a graduate program that fits your career goals and interests.

Our students have gone on to work at:

  • Dannon
  • Charles River
  • Fishing Boat Inspector in Alaska
  • Rosner Energy Products
  • Cooper Farms

Real-World Experience

We arm our students with the knowledge and experiences they need to transition from student to professional. You'll gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects. This program is exceptionally hands-on and heavily focuses on exposing you to the work you'll do after you graduate. You'll participate in laboratory work, including testing and sample-taking, as well as skills like writing strong reports, collecting good data, and using proper field procedures. These experiences will also help you in graduate programs as you continue your education.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science Studies program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in integrated science studies.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in integrated science studies.

Contact Information

Angela A Clayton, M.S.
Instructor, Integrated Science


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